Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A glove-tightener: an eighteenth-century device for holding up the long gloves worn by women. Glove-tightens were made of plaited horsehair, ribbons, etc., and fastened the glove above the elbow. Also called
glove-bandand glove-top. A. M. Earle, Costume of Colonial Times, p. 118.
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