glove compartment


Definition of glove compartment

: a small storage cabinet in the dashboard of an automobile

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The car’s center console and glove compartment had been ransacked. La Cañada Valley Sun, "Crime Report: 6 more La Cañada homes targeted by burglars since July 30," 7 Aug. 2019 The Arch Mission Foundation sent its first archive to space in 2018 in the glove compartment of Elon Musk’s Tesla, which is now in a 30-million-year orbit around the sun. Daniel Oberhaus, WIRED, "A Crashed Israeli Lunar Lander Spilled Tardigrades on the Moon," 5 Aug. 2019 Officers found suspected marijuana in the glove compartment, and the two were exchanging inappropriate photos electronically, according to police. Bruce Geiselman,, "Suspect faces methamphetamine charge: Westlake Police Blotter," 21 July 2019 While speaking with the driver, a man, 22, an officer saw in the car’s glove compartment a large box of rifle rounds., "Headlight violation leads to arrest of man on gun, drug charges: University Heights police blotter," 31 July 2019 The portable device — small enough to stash in the glove compartment or under a seat — can also charge USB devices, from smartphones to tablets, action cameras, and GPS devices. Kari Bodnarchuk,, "Here, there, and everywhere," 16 July 2019 Backup was called and a firearm was reportedly located in the glove compartment. Fox News, "Oklahoma man arrested in stolen car with snake, uranium, gun, whiskey: Cops," 13 July 2019 The resident heard car doors slamming at 1:30 a.m. and went out to find items from his glove compartment scattered on the front seat. Hank Beckman,, "La Grange police blotter: Car rummaged through on South Peck Avenue," 4 July 2019 Evvie has a suitcase in the car and an envelope of cash in the glove compartment. Julie Depenbrock, Washington Post, "In ‘Evvie Drake Starts Over,’ a widow and a professional baseball player deliver summer romance," 26 June 2019

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First Known Use of glove compartment

1916, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of glove compartment

: a small storage area in front of the front seat of a car, truck, etc.

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