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glove box

noun
2.
an enclosed compartment with openings to which long gloves are attached, enabling someone outside the compartment to reach inside and handle its contents without causing or incurring injury or contamination, as in a laboratory or hospital.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60 for earlier sense
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Examples from the web for glove box
  • Clayton walks over to his own car, pulls a folder of photographs from the glove box and hands them to me, one by one.
  • There's new soft-touch materials on the door panels, glove box and lower instrument panel.
  • We put a bag of powdered sugar in the glove box for laughs.
  • Interior is original except for new glove box needed when aftermarket stereo removed.
  • The car is all original, down to having the owners manual in the glove box.
  • All is in the glove box and mounted on the speaker enclosures in the trunk.
  • Trunk key is placed in the vehicle glove box, which is in the closed position.
  • Welded plates were made in a stainless steel welding glove box backfilled with either argon or helium.
British Dictionary definitions for glove box

glove box

noun
1.
a closed box in which toxic or radioactive substances can be handled by an operator who places his hands through protective gloves sealed to the box
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