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glove box

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 of glove box
1855-60 for earlier sense Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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glove box

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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