glove box

noun

Definition of glove box 

2 : a sealed protectively lined compartment having holes to which are attached gloves for use in handling especially dangerous materials inside the compartment

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Inside, there is a largeness theme, as in a large driver’s footrest, large sliding visors with large vanity mirrors and a large locking glove box. Mark Maynard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "2018 Honda Accord 2.0T: Near perfect, in an imperfect world," 1 June 2018 The center console and glove box were open, but nothing was missing. Kari Barnett, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Wellington Area Crime Log: March 27 - April 15," 6 May 2018 Several residents reported that sometime during the night unknown individuals had unlawfully entered their vehicles and rummaged through the glove boxes and/or consoles. Houston Chronicle, "Memorial Villages police report," 15 Jan. 2018 The officer reportedly found two bags of marijuana in the glove box and a marijuana cigarette in the front passenger seat. Jennifer James, Houston Chronicle, "Friendswood: Narcotics arrests top police report," 29 Mar. 2018 When the suspect failed to stop the vehicle, Booker-Hicks drew a gun from her glove box and shot him once in the head, Dallas police Maj. Adam Carlson, PEOPLE.com, "'I Hope That Woke Him Up': Mom Speaks After Shooting Man Who Allegedly Tried to Take Her Car with Kids Inside," 9 July 2018 When an officer asked for his vehicle registration, Landrum became nervous, and looked for it in the center console, but not in the glove box, police said. John Hilliard, BostonGlobe.com, "Police recover firearm during Mattapan traffic stop," 26 June 2018 There are a lot of small details that will be appreciated, such as the power heated and folding side mirrors, the back seat with fore-aft slide and recline, large and lighted visors that slide, and a deep bin to the nonlocking glove box. Mark Maynard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross: Forever young," 22 June 2018 The old derelict orders Tucker to take a drink of corn liquor from the glove box. New York Times, "A Novel of Kentucky Noir, So Humane It’s Bathed in Light," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of glove box

1946, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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