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 Always stash a spare key, either secured externally in a lockbox or carried on the person of another traveler at all times. Wes Siler, Outside Online, 31 May 2021 Meanwhile, Max uses his hacking expertise to try and take down the bad guys, while Megan searches for a lockbox that holds life-saving evidence against the North Koreans. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, 1 May 2022 Breaking up that rhythm are the comings and goings of several unidentified men, periodically depositing parcels in a mysterious lockbox affixed to the back wall of the shop, and at other times showing up to collect them. Washington Post, 15 Mar. 2022 The lockbox outside a building would be accessible only to the Olmos Park Fire Department and would contain keys to get into a structure. Megan Rodriguez, San Antonio Express-News, 2 Mar. 2022 After the efforts to enact the transportation lockbox amendment and tie annual gas tax increases to the rate of inflation, both contractors and their workers are loath to see anything that might rollback those gains. Rick Pearson, chicagotribune.com, 5 Feb. 2022 The thieves reportedly displayed a handgun and demanded the victim open the lockbox where car keys are stored. Abigail Adams, PEOPLE.com, 5 Jan. 2022 Use a lockbox, like those offered by Amazon, for expensive items or pick up items in-store. Timothy Fanning, San Antonio Express-News, 1 Dec. 2021 Staff must obtain physical keys from an electronic lockbox using their employee identification card. Skyler Swisher, orlandosentinel.com, 6 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of lockbox

1848, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lockbox was in 1848

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Last Updated

28 May 2022

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“Lockbox.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lockbox. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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