lock·​box | \ ˈläk-ˌbäks How to pronounce lockbox (audio) \

Definition of lockbox

: a box (such as a post-office box) that locks

Examples of lockbox in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Once the timer is set on the clear lockbox and the button is pressed, the safe will remain locked until the timer reaches zero. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, "Need a Technology Timeout? This Clever Time-Locking Container Helps You Unplug Without Temptation," 6 Apr. 2021 His advice to bottle up his war traumas, put them in a lockbox, and not tell Rebecca about Nicky left Jack feeling more isolated and alienated — and maybe more prone to turn to the bottle, like his father. Dan Snierson, EW.com, "This Is Us writer breaks down those what-if questions in Nicky's heartbreaking episode," 24 Mar. 2021 Investigators concluded the lockbox where cash is stored showed no evidence that someone forcefully opened the box, police said. Kaylee Remington, cleveland, "Lorain County grand jury will consider charges against ex-Cleveland police officer accused of stealing $200,000 from ATM company," 19 Feb. 2021 At the sink, Shavelson opened a small lockbox that was filled with $700 worth of respiratory and cardiac drugs. Katie Engelhart, The Atlantic, "‘I’m the Doctor Who Is Here to Help You Die’," 2 Mar. 2021 Safety forces would enter the home through a lockbox installed on the door. Shirley Macfarland, cleveland, "Online Black History Month Challenge inspires students through essay competition: Strong Points," 11 Feb. 2021 The two partners empty the ballot drop boxes, bag them, and put them in a lockbox in the trunk of the vehicle. oregonlive, "Morrow County elections clerk describes seeing ‘paranoid’ voters, good turnout in first week of voting," 24 Oct. 2020 A day after the sellers vacated, Chase fished his new house keys out of a lockbox. oregonlive, "Moving during the pandemic: Mishap stories and tips to make packing, relocating smooth," 8 Oct. 2020 On its face, traditional cryptography would seem pretty useless in an election, given that encrypting a vote is like sticking it inside a lockbox. Benjamin Wofford, Wired, "A Texas County Clerk’s Bold Crusade to Transform How We Vote," 15 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of lockbox

1848, in the meaning defined above

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10 Apr 2021

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“Lockbox.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lockbox. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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