glove compartment


: a small storage cabinet in the dashboard of an automobile

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Cole kept his right arm pinned to his side and kept rifling through several papers from the glove compartment using only his left hand, according to court records. Staff, Chicago Tribune, 26 Sep. 2022 Moore was arrested on several traffic warrants, and officers later found the gun in a locked box in the glove compartment, Humphreys said. Dallas News, 18 Aug. 2022 Blue surgical-type gloves were in the glove compartment in his car. Dallas News, 3 Oct. 2022 The solution to forgetting to apply perfume before mom runs out the door is to stock up on minis and keep them everywhere — bathroom, purse, dresser, glove compartment — for an emergency spritz. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, 6 Dec. 2022 As the driver opened the car’s glove compartment to get her insurance card, the officer saw a gun. cleveland, 11 Oct. 2022 Toss one in your lunchbox, purse, desk or glove compartment and enjoy whole grain oats on the go. Good Housekeeping, 16 Aug. 2022 In the car’s glove compartment, Charlie finds a thumb drive and a cell phone that have information (in Greek) about Steve’s crimes. Emily Longeretta, Variety, 15 Nov. 2022 With 5 years of safe water in the palm of your hand, no backpack, basement, or glove compartment should be without one. Alicia Adams Alpaca Globetrotter Travel Set ($485) Long-haul trips and unfamiliar hotel beds can make travel discombobulating. Joe Jackson, Outside Online, 10 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of glove compartment was in 1916

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Cite this Entry

“Glove compartment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition

glove compartment

: a small storage cabinet in the dashboard of an automobile
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