glove box


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

Examples of glove box in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In some places the glove box windows are covered by aluminum foil, blocking classified material from our view. Sarah Scoles, Scientific American, 14 Nov. 2023 Racing provenance even includes the original 1957 and 1958 Sebring inspection stickers on the glove box. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 22 Sep. 2023 Auto damage: Monticello Boulevard At 2:40 p.m. Aug. 7, a man reported that the passenger side window of his Chevrolet Camaro had been smashed and that his car’s glove box rummaged. cleveland, 11 Aug. 2023 Inside, the redesigned glove box has 8 liters of storage space — 45% more than the conventional 5.5 liters — according to Hyundai Mobis. Peter Valdes-Dapena, CNN, 2 Aug. 2023 Oxblood gator skin seats, plastic mold of a mini 1886 Winchester on the outside of the glove box, shellacked rose rock knob on the shifter, sycamore steering wheel. Hazlitt, 14 June 2023 For example, Toyota eschews a glove box entirely in its electric vehicles, the Toyota BZ4X and Lexus RZ 450e. Peter Valdes-Dapena, CNN, 2 Aug. 2023 Oddly enough, despite the general increase in size, the new 911 has also lost its glove box to a new passenger-airbag location and knee bolster. Csaba Csere, Car and Driver, 28 July 2023 Employees training to use glove boxes to handle plutonium. Time, 24 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of glove box was in 1946

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“Glove box.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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