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

Definition of lockbox

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

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Frost’s lockbox services allows customers to send payments to a central post office box where the bank receives the payments and credits them directly to a company’s account. Patrick Danner, San Antonio Express-News, "New Braunfels Utilities among Frost customers impacted by security breach," 20 Mar. 2018 In September 2016, California passed a bill requiring law enforcement officials to lock their firearms stored in vehicles either in trunks or in lockboxes out of view or face a fine of up to $1,000. Washington Post, "Immigrant sentenced in Kate Steinle shooting as Steinle family prepares for next fight," 6 Mar. 2018 Frost said Friday the unauthorized access was limited to one third-party lockbox software program serving about 470 commercial customers — a small number of its customer base. Patrick Danner, San Antonio Express-News, "New Braunfels Utilities among Frost customers impacted by security breach," 20 Mar. 2018 Real-estate agents could enter the house using a door key kept in a lockbox that, police said, could be easily thwarted. Jacquie Mcnish And Vipal Monga, WSJ, "After a Billionaire and His Wife Are Found Dead, Their Children Try to Crack the Case," 29 June 2018 The bill asks voters to approve a constitutional amendment in the fall that would establish the lockbox law. Rachel Chason, Washington Post, "Maryland lawmakers move to ensure that all casino funds go to education," 7 Apr. 2018 Related: If all of that fails, there is also a key in a lockbox on the DogSpot itself, that only the restaurant employees can access, to let the dog out, Hudson said. Bryce Airgood, Detroit Free Press, "You can leave Fido in a high-tech doghouse at 2 Ferndale restaurants," 12 July 2018 Already eliminated, Costa Rica, known for its lockbox defense, was playing more aggressively, with nothing to lose in the game. Victor Mather, New York Times, "Switzerland Does Enough to Advance in World Cup," 28 June 2018 In addition to replacing the intake area ceiling and installing recessed lighting in the new ceiling as part of the recent repair process, officers said the city also fixed the firearm lockboxes, which had not previously been functional. Zak Koeske, Daily Southtown, "Harvey repairs jail ceiling that escapees fell through, but other problems remain, officers say," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of lockbox

1848, in the meaning defined above

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