Meaning of glove box

glove' box"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. See
  2. an enclosed compartment with openings to which long gloves are attached, enabling someone outside the compartment to reach inside and handle its contents without causing or incurring injury or contamination, as in a laboratory or hospital.
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