she drew the gloves on

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Bobbi took a pair of cotton work-gloves from her back pocket and drew them on.
Source: The Tommyknockers by Stephen King

Is 'draw the gloves on' the same as ' put them on'? I also understand to draw in this context mean to pull.
In conversation, would you say put or draw the gloves on?

Thank you
  • dojibear

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    AE (US English)
    To me "draw on one's gloves" sounds very out-dated, old-fashioned. I understand it but have never said it. I use "put on".

    But the WR dictionary lists it (see "draw on" under definition 16 of "draw") and does not call it archaic.

    The free dictionary lists 5 separate meanings for "draw on". One is about clothing.
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