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.
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- 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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He grabbed his Stetson, rammed it onto his head, pulled a ï¬ashlight from the glove box and slipped his reading glasses onto his nose, then stepped outside his car.
“How odd,” she whispered and wished she’d had the presence of mind to bring her ï¬ashlight with her instead of leaving it in the glove box of the car.
She says Asa kept ï¬ve thousand locked in the glove box of his car at all times in case he joined up with a private poker party.
What she’d discovered, locked in the glove box of the shiny black sports car, was an expensive watch, a card signed by initials she recognized as belonging to Connie Hastings, the owner of a rival radio station that was trying to lure Luke away from his job at WSLJ, and the singularly devastating knowledge that her husband had been cheating on her.