lock·​box ˈläk-ˌbäks How to pronounce lockbox (audio)
: a box (such as a post-office box) that locks

Examples of lockbox in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During a later search of the homes belonging to Taylor and her mother, however, authorities found no lockboxes or keys to trigger locks at either of the properties, per the U.S. Attorney’s Office release. Nicole Acosta, Peoplemag, 16 Aug. 2023 In the first burglary, the suspects were caught on security camera footage around 12:30 a.m. using a combination to access a lockbox containing a key to the store, investigators said. Caleb Lunetta, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Sep. 2023 Taylor did not put the gun in a lockbox, the prosecutor said, adding that on a previous occasion, the boy had played with the gun at his grandmother’s house and expressed interest in going to a gun range. Justin Jouvenal, Washington Post, 15 Aug. 2023 There are also models that are lockboxes, ideal if need to store and transport anything valuable. Talon Homer, Popular Mechanics, 10 Aug. 2023 Early in the new season of Dark Winds, a wealthy woman hires Jim Chee to help recover a lockbox that was stolen from her home. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 30 July 2023 Many vacation rentals offer self-check-in, which usually means there's a keyless lock or a lockbox on the door. Stefanie Waldek, House Beautiful, 26 June 2023 Assistant District Attorney Joe Lewis argued that inconsistencies in Weston’s identification of the department that was notified and inconsistencies as to whether the passport went missing from Mann’s house or from a lockbox to which his wife had access undermined Mann’s credibility. Eric Fleischauer The Decatur Daily, al, 25 Oct. 2022 Within days, the area would be a fortified lockbox for the presidential inauguration, but now on Saturday morning, Shannon Clark, 27, and Aaron Howe, 30, walked uninhibited through the quiet street, their attention fixed on tents pitched under the overpasses near Union Station. Washington Post, 16 Jan. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lockbox was in 1848

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“Lockbox.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lockbox. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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