glove compartment

noun

Definition of glove compartment

: a small storage cabinet in the dashboard of an automobile

Examples of glove compartment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The glove compartment was ransacked but nothing was taken Sept. 8 from a Chevy Traverse parked in the rear of a home in the 400 block of South Taylor Avenue. chicagotribune.com, 21 Sep. 2021 The glove compartment and center console were rummaged through but nothing was reported taken. Steve Sadin, chicagotribune.com, 4 Oct. 2021 The man was arrested and, in his car’s glove compartment, police found a loaded semi-automatic pistol. cleveland, 22 Sep. 2021 Before heading out, Elora retrieves her the mirror from the glove compartment and duct-tapes it back in place, much to Coach Bobson’s dismay. Kali Simmons, Vulture, 13 Sep. 2021 The full-sized knives come in a zip-up case, which the women say can slip into a glove compartment or purse. The Salt Lake Tribune, 6 Sep. 2021 The beam entered the car, hung there near the glove compartment. George Saunders, The New Yorker, 23 Aug. 2021 The driver informed police that a gun was in the glove compartment. cleveland, 18 Aug. 2021 His probation was revoked after police found a gun in the glove compartment of his car during a stop. NBC News, 22 July 2021

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First Known Use of glove compartment

1916, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of glove compartment was in 1916

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26 Oct 2021

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“Glove compartment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glove%20compartment. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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More Definitions for glove compartment

glove compartment

noun

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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