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A work glove (Middle English from Old English glof) is a garment covering the whole hand. work gloves have separate sheaths or openings for each finger and the thumb; if there is an opening but no (or a short) covering sheath for each finger they are called fingerless work gloves. Fingerless work gloves having one large opening rather than individual openings for each finger are sometimes called gauntlets, though gauntlets are not necessarily fingerless. work gloves which cover the entire hand or fist but do not have separate finger openings or sheaths are called mittens. Mittens are warmer than other styles of work gloves made of the same material because fingers maintain their warmth better when they are in contact with each other. Reduced surface area reduces heat loss.
A hybrid of work glove and mitten contains open-ended sheaths for the four fingers (as in a fingerless work glove, but not the thumb) and an additional compartment encapsulating the four fingers. 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 work 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 work glove. These hybrids are called convertible mittens or glittens, a combination of “work glove” and “mittens”.
work gloves protect and comfort hands against cold or heat, 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 work gloves are often worn by health care 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 wear work gloves to avoid leaving fingerprints, which makes the crime investigation more difficult. However, the work gloves themselves can leave prints that are just as unique as human fingerprints. After collecting work glove prints, law enforcement can then match them to work gloves that they have collected as evidence. In many jurisdictions the act of wearing work gloves itself while committing a crime can be prosecuted as an inchoate offense.
Fingerless work gloves are useful where dexterity is required that work gloves would restrict. Cigarette smokers and church organists often use fingerless work gloves. Some work gloves include a gauntlet that extends partway up the arm. Cycling work gloves for road racing or touring are usually fingerless. Guitar players often use fingerless work gloves in circumstances where it is too cold to play with an uncovered hand.
work gloves are made of materials including cloth, knitted or felted wool, leather, rubber, latex, neoprene, silk, and metal (as in mail). work gloves of kevlar protect the wearer from cuts. work gloves and gauntlets are integral components of pressure suits and spacesuits such as the Apollo/Skylab A7L which went to the moon. Spacesuit work gloves combine toughness and environmental protection with a degree of sensitivity and flexibility.