glove compartment


noun

a compartment in the dashboard of an automobile for storing small items.

Nearby words

  1. gloucestershire,
  2. glout,
  3. glove,
  4. glove anesthesia,
  5. glove box,
  6. glove leather,
  7. glove puppet,
  8. glove silk,
  9. gloved,
  10. gloveman

Origin of glove compartment

First recorded in 1935–40

Also called glove box.

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British Dictionary definitions for glove compartment

glove compartment

noun

a small compartment in a car dashboard for the storage of miscellaneous articles
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