lockbox

noun
lock·box | \ ˈläk-ˌbäks \

Definition of lockbox 

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

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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 If that comes to pass, that funding, to borrow a phrase from politics, should be put in a lockbox. Ivan Oransky, STAT, "Trump administration is shutting down practice-guidelines clearinghouse for doctors," 13 June 2018 After prying open 123 of the 160 vaults, the thieves stood ankle-deep in a pile of diamonds, gold, jewelry, stocks, bonds, cash and lockboxes, police said. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "The Biggest Jewelry Heists of All Time," 4 Oct. 2016 Most of us store more in the cloud than in lockboxes. Louis Menand, The New Yorker, "Why Do We Care So Much About Privacy?," 22 Sep. 2014

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First Known Use of lockbox

1848, in the meaning defined above

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