glove compartment
noun Date: 1939 a small storage cabinet in the dashboard of an automobile

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Glove compartment — of Ford Fusion with owner s manual. For the sealed container for handling hazardous materials, see glovebox. A glove compartment or glovebox, also known as a little cupboard, is a compartment built into the dashboard, located over the front seat… …   Wikipedia

  • glove compartment — glove compartments also glove box N COUNT The glove compartment in a car is a small cupboard or shelf below the front windscreen …   English dictionary

  • glove compartment — n. a compartment built into the dashboard of an automotive vehicle, for storing miscellaneous articles …   English World dictionary

  • glove compartment — ► NOUN ▪ a small recess for storage in the dashboard of a motor vehicle …   English terms dictionary

  • glove compartment — noun compartment on the dashboard of a car • Hypernyms: ↑compartment • Part Holonyms: ↑car, ↑auto, ↑automobile, ↑machine, ↑motorcar * * * noun, pl ⋯ ments [count] : a small storage area i …   Useful english dictionary

  • glove compartment — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms glove compartment : singular glove compartment plural glove compartments the small cupboard or shelf in front of the passenger seat of a car …   English dictionary

  • glove compartment — glove′ compart ment n. a compartment in the dashboard of an automobile for storing small items • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • glove compartment — glove com.partment also glove box n a small cupboard in a car in front of the passenger seat, where small things such as maps can be kept …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • glove compartment — glove com,partment or glove ,box noun count the small cupboard or shelf in front of the passenger seat of a car …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • glove compartment — a compartment in the dashboard of an automobile for storing small items. Also called glove box. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • glove compartment — noun 1939 A compartment recessed in an automobile’s dashboard, that usually has a door and can be locked, intended to hold gloves, papers, etc. Syn: glove box …   Wiktionary

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