monkey glove

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monkey glove (plural monkey gloves)

  1. A type of work glove with a textured surface for better grip.
    • 1972, American Association of Feline Practitioners, Proceedings, page 9:
      When I was in the service we had caretakers there who had monkey gloves and they used monkey gloves for the cats.
    • 1998, Dana Stabenow, Killing Grounds, →ISBN, page 22:
      His movements were nimble, his feet stepped light as a cat's, his hands were deft and sure in the bulky monkey gloves, as they had been at the controls of the drifter.
    • 2006, Amy Sutherland, Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched, →ISBN:
      The student from Georgia who took care of fawns climbs atop a batting cage, pulls on leather monkey gloves, sits cross-legged, and waits.
  2. A glove that is part of a monkey costume.