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English definition of “glove box”

glove box

noun [C] uk   us  

glove box noun [C] (IN A CAR)

a glove compartment

glove box noun [C] (IN A LABORATORY)

specialized science a closed transparent container in which poisonous or radioactive substances can be touched safely using gloves attached to holes in one side of the containerLaboratory equipment
(Definition of glove box from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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