Definition of glove box in US English:

glove box

(also glovebox)


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    another term for glove compartment
    • ‘As well as a big glovebox, there are three separate storage spaces at the bottom of the dashboard.’
    • ‘Inside, head and legroom is copious and you also get air conditioning for the cabin and the glovebox.’
    • ‘Even though it has a driver's airbag, the new model still has two gloveboxes, one on top and one underneath.’
    • ‘Found a packet of sandwiches and a packet of caramels in the glovebox.’
    • ‘There are also door bins, pockets and a roomy glovebox.’
    • ‘And a CD player was removed from the dashboard and DVD disk taken from the glovebox.’
    • ‘She reached into the glovebox and grabbed her eyeliner, mascara, and eye-shadow: all black.’
    • ‘There are also plenty of stowage compartments, including glovebox, oddments tray and door pockets, and a really useful overhead shelf which can carry books and magazines, food and drinks.’
    • ‘Odds and ends can be stored in a covered storage area near the base of the windshield, or placed in the glovebox.’
    • ‘There are 10 cupholders, room for four water bottles in the doors, a second glovebox suitable for phones, PDAs and the like, not to mention extra storage under the armrests.’
    • ‘At about 4.30 am on June 18 a nice man decided to break into our car causing damage of £150 to the lock and stealing some items from the glovebox.’
    • ‘Most of the materials used are of good quality, with weaker elements only revealed when you look inside the glovebox or feel underneath the obligingly supportive seats.’
    • ‘I'm told they're small enough to fit in a glovebox nowadays.’
    • ‘Look, I've got a copy of the session times in the glovebox, we'll just go to a later session and get you some dinner first.’
    • ‘Storage is plentiful, with a variety of bins and a large glovebox in the interior.’
    • ‘The company has produced a glovebox guide to driving in Europe.’
    • ‘To have a phone in the car glovebox in case of breakdown or accident, but at the same time taking steps to deny an outsider in distress in your area the same amenity, is pure hypocrisy.’
    • ‘I'm going carry the new one around with me and keep the other phone in the car glovebox.’
    • ‘It costs £46.95 (plus the price of about 1 ½ hours' fitting time) and consists of an input socket fitted inside the glovebox and a simple connecting lead.’
    • ‘I shrugged resignedly and put the map back in the glovebox.’
  • 2A closed chamber into which a pair of gloves projects from openings in the side, used especially in laboratories and incubators in hospitals to prevent contamination.

    • ‘Samples containing DHA were prepared under dark conditions in a glovebox with an argon atmosphere to control for oxidation.’