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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. 2018.
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  • I hastily threw up the top of my trunk and scrambled around for my glove box.

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  • Design a glove box and enrich the cover with a simple carved panel with marginal panel enrichment.

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  • She was making room for a glove box, a pretty one of Russia leather that Gus had given her.

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British Dictionary definitions for glove box

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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