glove box


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 nonlocking glove box is huge but without damping to prevent hard drops on knees. Mark Maynard,, "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,, "Purse reportedly worth $10,000 stolen from vehicle back seat: Lincolnwood police," 9 Mar. 2018 In unlocking the glove box, police found a Glock 17, containing 13 rounds of ammunition. Deborah Kadin,, "Police reports: Franklin Park man faces gun, drug charges after traffic stop," 1 June 2018 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,, "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,, "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,, "'I Hope That Woke Him Up': Mom Speaks After Shooting Man Who Allegedly Tried to Take Her Car with Kids Inside," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of glove box

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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