glove box

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glove box (plural glove boxes)

  1. (automotive) A small compartment with a door on the dashboard of a car, usually on passenger side, to store (and sometime lock) items.
  2. 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.