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glove box

noun

  1. 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.


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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Word History and Origins

Origin of glove box1

1855–60 for earlier sense
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Example Sentences

We tossed it in the glove box during a weekend road trip and carried it onto an airplane.

If police stop a vehicle with four people inside, he said, “and there’s a gun under the front seat or in a glove box, everyone in that car should not have to go to jail to let the courts sort it all out.”

I had to store it in my glove box when I went to my son's school for track meets and teacher conferences.

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

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

It then smells like your sister's glove-box (if she uses musk), only about one hundred times as strong.

I just opened the drawer of the table and took out the box—glove box, I think it was—containing the pajamas.

Opening it, the Countess disclosed a glove-box of wood, with a design of rather shaky violets burnt into the cover.

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