safe–deposit box

noun

Definition of safe–deposit box

  1. :  a box (as in the vault of a bank) for safe storage of valuables —called also safety-deposit box

1870

First Known Use of safe–deposit box

1870


SAFE–DEPOSIT BOX Defined for English Language Learners

safe–deposit box

noun

Definition of safe–deposit box for English Language Learners

  • : a strong metal box in a bank that has a lock and that is used to store money or other valuable things

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