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noun

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.

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Origin of glove box

1855–60 for earlier sense
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British Dictionary definitions for glove box

glove box

noun

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 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for glove box

glove box

n.

An enclosed workspace equipped with gloved openings that allow manipulation in the interior, designed to prevent contamination of the product, the environment, or the worker.
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