lockbox

noun
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 Inside the 140 to 200 square feet of living space are either one or two queen-size beds plus a mini kitchen, electric toilet, shower and a cellphone lockbox. oregonlive, "10 top Ashland Airbnb home stays for couples, families, girl groups," 7 Feb. 2020 Stilley wired $1,700 to the man and kept the key from the lockbox. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "Woman Out $1,700 After She Rented Home From Man Who Didn't Actually Own It," 14 Jan. 2020 Hill said officials from Europe would literally appear at the gates of the White House and call her personal phone, which was kept in a lockbox. USA TODAY, "Associated Press: 2nd US official heard President Trump call with Sondland about Ukraine," 15 Nov. 2019 There were no signs of forced entry to the house, and there was a lockbox for keys, Hickman said. Holly Yan, CNN, "Police believe a 14-year-old who vanished on his way to school has been found dead in a chimney," 14 Jan. 2020 Therefore, buying a safe or a lockbox is one of the best investments a pot-friendly household can make. Mike Adams, chicagotribune.com, "How to keep your kids from getting into your stash," 18 Sep. 2019 Officials from Europe would appear at the gates of the White House and call her personal phone, which was kept in a lockbox. Washington Post, "Fiona Hill, adviser with sharp eye for detail, is next up," 21 Nov. 2019 Hill said officials from Europe would literally appear at the gates of the White House and call her personal phone, which was kept in a lockbox. USA TODAY, "Associated Press: 2nd US official heard President Trump call with Sondland about Ukraine," 15 Nov. 2019 Realtors at the time were using a brass lockbox with a universal key that thieves stole to obtain house keys. Fortune, "How This 20-Time Founder With Hundreds of Patents Got His Start," 1 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of lockbox

1848, in the meaning defined above

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11 Feb 2020

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“Lockbox.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lockbox. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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