glove box

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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.

Nearby words

  1. gloucester old spot,
  2. gloucestershire,
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  5. glove anesthesia,
  6. glove compartment,
  7. glove leather,
  8. glove puppet,
  9. glove silk,
  10. gloved

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
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