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One type of glitten. The large compartment on the back can be flipped over the fingers to turn the glove into a mitten.


Blend of glove +‎ mitten.



glitten (plural glittens)

  1. A cross between a glove and a mitten, often in the form of a fingerless glove with an attached mitten-like flap that can be used to cover the fingers.
    • 2009 April 8, Barbara Hurd, “Dog-walking Glittens”, in Not Now, I'm Knitting: Sweaters, Shawls, Vests, and Other Patterns in Classic and Contemporary Styles, Bloomington, Ind.: AuthorHouse, →ISBN, page 43:
      These glittens are perfect for winter walks with a spunky dog. They keep you warm and, hopefully, give you the control you need to let her know who's in charge.
    • 2012 January 16, Meghan O'Neill, “Mittens VS Gloves: The Battle Continues”, in The Gloss[1], archived from the original on 19 December 2016:
      Glittens / Is that a word? It probably is. A combination of both gloves and mittens, glittens claim to have the best of both worlds. But is it possible to find a cute pair? We took to the streets. And by that, we mean we emailed our friends that were known mitten/glove/glitten enthusiasts (it's cold out there!) []
    • 2014, Kelly Kittel, “Acknowledgements”, in Breathe: A Memoir of Motherhood, Grief, and Family Conflict, Berkeley, Calif.: She Writes Press, →ISBN:
      [T]he Glen Ridge Farm Huacaya alpacas who grew the wool from which my glittens were knit.





  1. First-person plural preterite of gleiten.
  2. Third-person plural preterite of gleiten.
  3. First-person plural subjunctive II of gleiten.
  4. Third-person plural subjunctive II of gleiten.