glove box


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glove box

also glove·box (glŭv′bŏks′)
n.
2. 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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glove box

n
(General Physics) a closed box in which toxic or radioactive substances can be handled by an operator who places his or her hands through protective gloves sealed to the box
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glove′ box`


n.
1. an enclosed compartment fitted with long gloves, used for handling contents without causing or incurring injury or contamination, as in a laboratory or hospital.
[1945–50]
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Translations

glove box

n
(Tech) → Handschuhschutzkasten m
(Aut: also glove compartment) → Handschuhfach nt
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Glove boxes are sealed containers with integral gloves which let the worker handle objects kept in a separate atmosphere.
The main aspect to consider when designing a glove box for particle size reduction--or micronization--is the Occupational Exposure Limit (OEL).
When the lighter gave up the ghost, he threw it in the glove box and forgot about it.
As a result, leading researchers are increasingly seeking simpler, more reliable isolation alternatives to the large complex glove box. The best of these lean isolation systems avoid much of the size and complexity, yet still ensure fail-safe isolation that meets or exceeds experimental requirements.
"Leave the glove box open so a thief could see that it is empty.
Just 46cm long and 28cm wide, the glove box airbag weighs 65 per cent less than a conventional knee airbag but is said to offer comparable protection.
Unlike a traditional fabric airbag, the new system consists of a pliA[degrees] able, injectionA[degrees]molded plastic bladder sandwiched between the inner and outer glove box door panels.
Thame, United Kingdom, July 05, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Systech Illinois, a leading provider of gas analysis equipment, has been chosen by Pyramid Engineering Services to monitor the oxygen levels within their custom built glove boxes.
Personally when I hire, I clear out the glove box and hand everything over to the hire company.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced that 17 glove boxes at the mixed-oxide fuel plant under construction at Savannah River Site were being checked after "nonconforming welds" were found in one of the boxes.
A sunglass case has been inserted above the door opening on the driver's side, coin slots and pen holders are moulded into the inside edge of the glove box lid and the glove box itself has two removable compartments, while a second mini-glove box has been added just below the interior light switch.
MURDERER Michael Ross stashed hand grenades in the glove box of his car before a dramatic bid to escape from the dock at his trial.