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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The vehicle had been ransacked and belongings from the glove box were on the floor but nothing was reported stolen. chicagotribune.com, "Woman cited after Chihuahua bites child: Buffalo Grove police," 29 July 2019 The glove box and center console had reportedly been ransacked after the vehicle had been left unlocked. Pioneer Press, chicagotribune.com, "Elderly Buffalo Grove man asked for $10K in Social Security Administration phone ruse: Police," 9 June 2019 In all, the investigation documented 944 guns that were either stolen from cops’ personal or official vehicles, often from gloves boxes and backpacks, homes and offices, or weapons that were lost or that police simply lost track of and were missing. Thomas Peele, The Mercury News, "Oakland Police cited FBI agent after gun was stolen from vehicle," 15 Aug. 2019 The keys were found inside the glove box, and the car was later found to have been reported stolen from a dealership on Brookpark Road in Parma. Brian Lisik, cleveland.com, "Police find stolen car -- or perhaps not: Brunswick Hills Township Police Blotter," 10 June 2019 Jonathan Thacker: Then her glove box was a letter from her doctor. Asena Basak, CBS News, "Convicted killer of pregnant Florida mother: "I did not kill Samira Watkins"," 3 July 2019 Be reminded that this car doesn’t have the conveniences of your other Ferraris: no glove box, no smart door handles, no fluffy leather seats, no carpets and an impossible-to-find cruise control. Dan Neil, WSJ, "I Drove a Screaming Fast Ferrari Among Ordinary Cars," 21 Feb. 2019 The nonlocking glove box is huge but without damping to prevent hard drops on knees. Mark Maynard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "2019 Volkswagen Jetta: 7th generation wide-body reboot," 6 July 2018 Police said contents from the glove box and center console were found in the passenger's side area. Chicago Tribune, chicagotribune.com, "Purse reportedly worth $10,000 stolen from vehicle back seat: Lincolnwood police," 9 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of glove box

1946, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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