safe-deposit box

noun

: a box (as in the vault of a bank) for safe storage of valuables

called also safety-deposit box

Examples of safe-deposit box in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rarely did Ed McCaffrey open up his safe-deposit box to show off his Super Bowl rings, having also won with the 1997 and ’98 Denver Broncos. Cam Inman, The Mercury News, 7 Feb. 2024 An appeals court finds the FBI did violate rights of some Beverly Hills safe-deposit box holders. Anthony De Leon, Los Angeles Times, 25 Jan. 2024 Additionally, Jewelers Mutual offers discounts to policyholders who have home security systems or store their jewelry in safe-deposit boxes at a bank. Ben Luthi, wsj.com, 22 Nov. 2023 Now in development is a revolutionary type of jewelry that could one day relegate the ordinary necklace, bracelet, or brooch to the safe-deposit box of history. Jeffrey Kluger, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019 The company offers discounts to policyholders with a home security system, a home safe, a gemstone grading report, or storage in a bank vault or safe-deposit box. Ben Luthi, wsj.com, 22 Nov. 2023 Confined to the safe-deposit box, the stamp wasn’t exposed to light, nor was it ever affixed to a hinge, which collectors use to put stamps in albums. Jonathan Edwards, Washington Post, 13 Nov. 2023 In response, Olsson positioned the hostages under the hole with nooses around their necks, the ropes attached to the top of a row of safe-deposit boxes. Donald Beaulieu, Washington Post, 23 Aug. 2023 Two banks in Texas have been robbed; in both cases, the culprits have only taken a single safe-deposit box. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 11 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of safe-deposit box was in 1870

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“Safe-deposit box.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/safe-deposit%20box. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

safe-deposit box

noun
: a box (as in the vault of a bank) for the safe storage of valuables
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