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A glove (Middle English from Old English glof) is a type of garment (and more specifically a fashion accessory) which covers the hand of a human. Gloves have separate sheaths or openings for each finger and the thumb; if there is an opening but no covering sheath for each finger they are called "fingerless gloves". Fingerless gloves with one large opening rather than individual openings for each finger are sometimes called gauntlets. Gloves which cover the entire hand but do not have separate finger openings or sheaths are called mittens. Mittens are warmer than gloves made of the same material because the extra air inside creates added insulation, and because fingers maintain their warmth better when they are touching. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Leather gloves photography person : MASA photography day : November, 2004 photography place : home of MASA File links The following pages link to this file: Glove Categories: GFDL images ... Leather gloves photography person : MASA photography day : November, 2004 photography place : home of MASA File links The following pages link to this file: Glove Categories: GFDL images ... Middle English is the name given by historical linguistics to the diverse forms of the English language spoken between the Norman invasion of 1066 and the mid-to-late 15th century, when the Chancery Standard, a form of London-based English, began to become widespread, a process aided by the... Old English (also called Anglo-Penis[1], Englisc by its speakers) is an early form of the English language that was spoken in parts of what is now England and southern Scotland between the mid-fifth century and the mid-twelfth century. ... (See also List of types of clothing) Introduction Humans often wear articles of clothing (also known as dress, garments or attire) on the body (for the alternative, see nudity). ... Fashion accessories are items apart from the garment itself, which complement the whole outfit. ... For other uses, see Hand (disambiguation). ... This article is about modern humans. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The thumb is one of the five fingers. ... Pair of gauntlets, Germany, end of the 16th century Gauntlet is a name for several different styles of glove. ...


There is also a hybrid of glove and mitten which contains open-ended sheaths for the four fingers (as in a fingerless glove, but not the thumb) and also an additional compartment encapsulating the four fingers as a mitten would. This compartment can be lifted off the fingers and folded back to allow the individual fingers ease of movement and access while the hand remains covered. The usual design is for the mitten cavity to be stitched onto the back of the fingerless glove only, allowing it to be flipped over (normally held back by Velcro or a button) to transform the garment from a mitten to a glove. Velcro: hooks (left) and loops (right). ...


Gloves can serve to protect and comfort the hands of the wearer against cold or heat, physical damage by friction, abrasion or chemicals, and disease; or in turn to provide a guard for what a bare hand should not touch. Latex, nitrile rubber or vinyl disposable gloves are often worn by healthcare professionals as hygiene and contamination protection measures. Police officers often wear them to work in crime scenes to prevent destroying evidence in the scene. Many criminals also wear these gloves to avoid leaving fingerprints, which makes the crime investigation more difficult. This article is about the typesetting system. ... Nitrile rubber is a synthetic rubber co-polymer of acrylonitrile (ACN) and butadiene. ... Chemical structure of the vinyl functional group. ... This article or section may contain external links added only to promote a website, product, or service – otherwise known as spam. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A macro shot of a palm and the base of several fingers; as seen here, debris can gather between the ridges. ...


Fingerless gloves are useful for cold environments where dexterity is required that gloves would restrict. Cigarette smokers and church organists often use fingerless gloves. Some gloves include a gauntlet that extends partway up the arm. Cycling gloves for road racing or touring are usually fingerless. A little dexterity is helpful in working with knitting needles Look up dexterity in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Two unlit filtered cigarettes. ... The cigarette is the most common method of smoking tobacco. ... For the architectural structure, see Church (building). ... An organist is a musician who plays any type of organ. ... Pair of gauntlets, Germany, end of the 16th century Gauntlet is a name for several different styles of glove. ... Cycling gloves are gloves designed for cycling. ...


Gloves have been made of many materials including cloth, knitted or felted wool, leather, rubber, latex, neoprene, and metal (as in mail). Modern gloves made of kevlar protect the wearer from cuts. Gloves and gauntlets are also integral components of pressure suits and spacesuits such as the Apollo/Skylab A7L which went to the moon. Spacesuit gloves must combine extreme toughness and environmental protection with a degree of sensitivity and flexibility if the astronaut is to do any manual work. It has been suggested that Textile be merged into this article or section. ... For the record label, see Knitting Factory. ... A selection of 4 different felt cloths. ... Long and short hair wool at the South Central Family Farm Research Center in Boonesville, Arizona Wool is the fiber derived from the fur of animals and people of the Caprinae family, principally sheep, but the hair of certain species of other mammals such as goats and rabbits and oxes... Modern leather-working tools Leather is a material created through the tanning of hides and skins of animals, primarily cattlehide. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the typesetting system. ... Neoprene is the DuPont Chemical trade name for a family of synthetic rubbers based on polychloroprene. ... This article is about metallic materials. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Kevlars molecular structure; BOLD: monomer unit; DASHED: hydrogen bonds. ... Gordon Cooper in a helmet and pressure suit, A pressure suit is a pressurized suit worn by high-altitude pilots who may fly so high that even breathing pure oxygen at surrounding pressure would not provide enough oxygen for them to function: see hypoxia. ... Apollo 15 space suit A spacesuit is a complex system of garments, equipment, and environmental systems designed to keep a person alive and comfortable in the harsh environment of outer space. ... The A7L Apollo & Skylab spacesuit is the primary pressure suit worn by NASA astronauts for Project Apollo, the three manned Skylab flights, and the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project between 1968 and the termination of the Apollo program in 1975. ...


Today gloves are made around the world. Most expensive women's fashion gloves are still made in France, with some made in Canada. For cheaper male gloves New York State, especially Gloversville, New York is still a world centre of glove manufacturing. More and more glove manufacturing is being done in East Asia, however. State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... Gloversville is a city in Fulton County, New York, United States. ...

A blue disposable nitrile glove, as worn for medical examination

A blue disposable nitrile glove (non-sterile, as worn for medical examination) Taken by me. ... A blue disposable nitrile glove (non-sterile, as worn for medical examination) Taken by me. ...

History

Gloves appear to be of great antiquity. According to some translations of Homer's The Odyssey, Laërtes is described as wearing gloves while walking in his garden so as to avoid the brambles.[1] (Other translations, however, insist that Laertes pulled his long sleeves over his hands.) Herodotus, in The History of Herodotus (440 BC), tells how Leotychides was incriminated by a glove (gauntlet) full of silver that he received as a bribe.[2] Among the Romans also there are occasional references to the use of gloves. According to Pliny the Younger (ca. 100), his uncle's shorthand writer wore gloves during the winter so as not to impede the elder Pliny's work.[3] - - During the 13th century, gloves began to be worn by ladies as a fashion ornament.[1] They were made of linen and silk, and sometimes reached to the elbow.[1] It was not until the 16th century that they reached their greatest elaboration, however, when Queen Elizabeth I set the fashion for wearing them richly embroidered and jeweled.[1] - For other uses, see Homer (disambiguation). ... In Greek mythology, Laërtês was the son of Arcesius and father of Odysseus with Anticlea. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The blackberry is a bramble fruit Bramble refers to thorny plants of the Genus Rubus, in the Rose family (Rosaceae). ... Herodotus of Halicarnassus (Greek: HÄ“rodotos Halikarnāsseus) was a Greek historian from Ionia who lived in the 5th century BC (ca. ... Centuries: 6th century BC - 5th century BC - 4th century BC Decades: 490s BC 480s BC 470s BC 460s BC 450s BC - 440s BC - 430s BC 420s BC 410s BC 400s BC 390s BC Years: 445 BC 444 BC 443 BC 442 BC 441 BC - 440 BC - 439 BC 438 BC... Leotychidas [Leotychides] (c. ... Pair of gauntlets, Germany, end of the 16th century Gauntlet is a name for several different styles of glove. ... This article is about the chemical element. ... Gayus Plinius Colonoscopy Caecilius Secundus (63 - ca. ... Pliny the Younger advances to consulship. ... Pliny the Elder: an imaginative 19th Century portrait. ... (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ... A lady is a woman who is the counterpart of a lord; or, the counterpart of a gentleman. ... For other uses, see Fashion (disambiguation). ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... This article is about Elizabeth I of England. ...


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Hand-knit finger mitten

- Embroidered and jeweled gloves also formed part of the insignia of emperors and kings. Thus Matthew of Paris, in recording the burial of Henry II of England in 1189, mentions that he was buried in his coronation robes with a golden crown on his head and gloves on his hands.[1] Gloves were also found on the hands of King John when his tomb was opened in 1797 and on those of King Edward I when his tomb was opened in 1774.[1] - - Pontifical gloves are liturgical ornaments used primarily by the pope, the cardinals, and bishops.[1] They may be worn only at the celebration of mass.[1] The liturgical use of gloves has not been traced beyond the beginning of the 10th century, and their introduction may have been due to a simple desire to keep the hands clean for the holy mysteries, but others suggest that they were adopted as part of the increasing pomp with which the Carolingian bishops were surrounding themselves.[1] From the Frankish kingdom the custom spread to Rome, where liturgical gloves are first heard of in the earlier half of the 11th century.[1] - - Latex gloves, ubiquitous in surgery and forensics, were developed by the Australian Ansell company. It is also widely believed that Vanilla essence can preserve gardening gloves during winter (and spring) months. The fabrics include: ruber, cotton, wool and plastic. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 465 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (982 × 1267 pixel, file size: 372 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Hand-knit finger mitten File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 465 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (982 × 1267 pixel, file size: 372 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Hand-knit finger mitten File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Knit hat, yarn, and knitting needles A woman knitting at a coffee shop Knitting is one of several ways to turn thread or yarn into cloth (cf weaving, crochet). ... For the British newspaper columnist and MP, see Matthew Parris. ... Henry II of England 5 March 1133 – 6 July 1189) ruled as King of England (1154–1189), Count of Anjou, Duke of Normandy, Duke of Aquitaine, Duke of Gascony, Count of Nantes, Lord of Ireland and, at various times, controlled parts of Wales, Scotland and western France. ... Events January 21 - Philip II of France and Richard I of England begin to assemble troops to wage the Third Crusade September 3- Richard I of England is crowned as king of England. ... This article is about the King of England. ... 1797 (MDCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 11-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Edward I (17 June 1239 – 7 July 1307), popularly known as Longshanks[1], also as Edward the Lawgiver because of his legal reforms, and as Hammer of the Scots,[2] achieved fame as the monarch who conquered Wales and who tried to do the same to Scotland. ... Chesma Column in Tsarskoe Selo, commemorating the end of the Russo-Turkish War. ... A liturgy is the customary public worship of a religious group, according to their particular traditions. ... As a means of recording the passage of time, the 10th century was that century which lasted from 901 to 1000. ... As a means of recording the passage of time, the 11th century was that century which lasted from 1001 to 1100. ... Ansell Limited (formerly Pacific Dunlop Limited) is a multinational company specialising in Health care. ...


Standards

A Goalkeeper glove from different angles

There are a number of different European standards that relate to gloves. These include: Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 168 pixelsFull resolution (6278 × 1320 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 168 pixelsFull resolution (6278 × 1320 pixel, file size: 1. ... A goalkeeper glove. ...

  • BS EN388- Mechanical hazards including Abrasion, cut, tear and puncture.
  • BS EN374-2- Micro-organisms
  • BS EN374-3- Chemicals
  • BS EN420- General requirements for gloves includes sizing and a number of health and safety aspects including latex protein and chromium levels.
  • BS EN60903- Electric shock
  • BS EN407- Heat resistance
  • BS EN511- Cold resistance
  • BS EN1149- Antistatic

These exist to fulfill the PPE requirements.


PPE places gloves into three categories:

  • Minimal risk - End user can easily identify risk. Risk is low.
  • Complex design- Used situations that can cause serious injury or death.
  • Intermediate - Gloves that don't fit into minimal risk or complex design categories.

Fingerless Gloves

Fingerless gloves are garments worn on the hands which resemble regular gloves in most ways, except that the finger columns are half-length and opened, allowing the tops of the wearer's fingers to emerge through.


Design and use

Fingerless gloves are often padded in the palm area, to provide protection to the hand, and the exposed fingers do not interfere with sensation or gripping. In contrast to traditional gloves, often worn for warmth, fingerless gloves will often have a ventilated back to allow the hands to cool; this is commonly seen in weightlifting gloves.


Fingerless gloves are also worn by bikers as a means to better grip the handlebars, as well as by skateboarders and rollerbladers, to protect the palms of the hands and add grip in the event of a fall. Some anglers, particularly fly fishermen, favor fingerless gloves to allow manipulation of line and tackle in cooler conditions.


Fashion

Fingerless gloves are usually leather and have a distinct appearance. Much like rocker jackets, they are sometimes worn by people who wish to display a certain sense of rebellion, recklessness, "toughness" or general disregard for the standards of society (such as John Bender in The Breakfast Club). This is why they are quite common in heavy metal and punk fashion and are sometimes decorated with metal studs or spikes. Some non-conformist individuals would wear a single glove on one hand leaving the other hand gloveless.


A woolen variety became popular in the early 1980s, largely due to the example of English pop star Nik Kershaw.


Fingerless gloves are also known as "hobo gloves", due to their association with homeless people.


Ash Ketchum, the main character of Pokémon, wears a pair of fingerless gloves as part of each of his outfits to most likely have better grip on his PokéBalls. They were bright green at first then darkened over time. Other video game characters known for their wearing of fingerless gloves include Terry Bogard of Fatal Fury and King of the Fighters fame and Crash Bandicoot and Lara Croft.


Types of glove

Tear in space glove during STS-118
Tear in space glove during STS-118

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Commercial and industrial

A selection of forms of barbed wire. ... For other uses, see Chainsaw (disambiguation). ... A PVC glove A rubber glove is a glove made out of rubber. ... A blue nitrile medical glove. ... A welder is a tradesman who specialises in welding materials together. ... In the Royal Air Force and United Kingdom the word Aircrew is used to describe the flying crew of the aeroplane. ... Man sandblasting a stone wall Device used for adding sand to the compressed air (top of which is a sieve for adding the sand) Diesel powered compressor used as an air supply for sandbasting Sandblasting or bead blasting[1] is a generic term for the process of smoothing, shaping and...

Sport and recreational

United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Archery is the practice of using a bow to shoot arrows. ... Glove front (top) shows catching surface with baseball bat. ... This article is about the sport. ... This article is about the various cue sports. ... Headgear and boxing gloves are mandatory in Olympic boxing and amateur boxing. ... Bowler Shaun Pollock bowls to batsman Michael Hussey. ... A wicket-keeper in characteristic position, ready to face a delivery. ... Cricket batsman A batsman in the sport of cricket is a player whose speciality in the game is batting. ... Cycling gloves are gloves designed for cycling. ... For other uses, see Driving (disambiguation). ... A modern road cars steering wheel Steering wheels from different periods A steering wheel is a type of steering control used in most modern land vehicles, including all mass-production automobiles. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... A goalkeeper glove. ... Fencing advertisement for the 1900 Summer Olympic Games This article is about the sport, which is distinguished from stage fencing and academic fencing (mensur). ... Flying a Saker Falcon Falconry or hawking is an art or sport which involves the use of trained raptors (birds of prey) to hunt or pursue game for humans. ... A gardener Gardening is the practice of growing flowering plants, vegetables, and fruits. ... This article is about the sport. ... There are three styles of gloves worn by ice hockey players. ... horse, see Horse (disambiguation). ... A lacrosse glove is one of the two protective gloves worn by mens lacrosse players. ... Kendo ), or way of the sword, is the martial art of Japanese fencing. ... Scuba diving is swimming underwater while using self-contained breathing equipment. ... A wired glove is a glove-like input device for virtual reality environments. ... Washing is one way of cleaning, namely with water and often some kind of soap or detergent. ... For other uses, see Child (disambiguation). ... A patient having his blood pressure taken by a doctor. ... An intimate relationship is a interpersonal relationship where there is a great deal of physical or emotional intimacy. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Japanese Nintendo Power Glove, manufactured by PAX The Power Glove (1989) is a controller accessory for the Nintendo Entertainment System designed by the team of Grant Goddard and Sam Davis for Abrams/Gentile Entertainment, made by Mattel in the United States and PAX in Japan. ... “NES” redirects here. ...

Winter gloves

  • acrylic
  • woolen
  • leather
  • other

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Gloves." Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition
  2. ^ The History of Herodotus by Herodotus, Volume VI, at classics.mit.edu
  3. ^ Pliny the Younger: Selected Letters

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