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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See glove compartment.
  • n. An enclosed workspace equipped with gloved openings that allow manipulation in the interior, designed to prevent contamination of the product, the environment, or the worker.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small compartment with a door on the dashboard of a car, usually on passenger side, to store (and sometime lock) items.
  • n. A plastic box or similar enclosure containing a controlled environment, with rubber gloves fastened around holes in the front of the box through which a person can manipulate things in the box without introducing outside contamination; an isolator.

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