glove compartment

noun

: a small storage cabinet in the dashboard of an automobile

Examples of glove compartment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the salon, the dinette is upholstered in soft, blue leather with glove compartments that match the owner’s Ferrari, as well as the color scheme found in his home on Key Largo. III Amigos’s galley is also a rarity. Kevin Koenig, Robb Report, 9 July 2024 Police body cams also show well-meaning drivers who mimic similar behaviors, such as lunging toward the glove compartment or quickly reaching under a seat — alarming officers but intending only to get an insurance card or registration. Don Stacom, Hartford Courant, 19 May 2024 Even the trunk or glove compartment might be too toasty. Shira Ovide, Washington Post, 18 June 2024 One of the worst mistakes is to quickly reach under the seat or into the glove compartment for anything, and another is to simply keep driving while the police officer follows. Don Stacom, Hartford Courant, 19 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for glove compartment 

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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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“Glove compartment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glove%20compartment. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

glove compartment

noun
: a small storage cabinet in the dashboard of an automobile
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