glove compartment


noun

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

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Origin of glove compartment

First recorded in 1935–40
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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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