strong·​box | \ ˈstrȯŋ-ˌbäks How to pronounce strongbox (audio) \

Definition of strongbox

: a strongly made chest or case for money or valuables

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Examples of strongbox in a Sentence

keeps her jewelry in a strongbox
Recent Examples on the Web Keep in mind that right now, its Bitcoin strongbox is worth just $700 million or so more than its debt. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 3 Aug. 2022 By the time the duke and a boat containing his strongbox of memoirs and political documents were loaded, only one other boat was able to escape. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 17 June 2022 Police were called and found that two rings were missing from the master closet, where a strongbox had been moved and pried open. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, 30 Jan. 2020 An audit was carried out and discovered Bisher was writing checks to herself from the company’s strongbox. Kathleen Joyce, Fox News, 5 May 2018 In Aldrich’s film, the quest is for a strongbox containing plutonium that emits a blinding white light when opened and ultimately unleashes a nuclear holocaust that concludes the movie. Jonathan Rosenbaum, Slate Magazine, 24 May 2017 Jewelry, coins, wall paintings, sculptures, and other everyday items, as well as an ornate gilded strongbox, reveal the dramatic class distinctions of citizens in the ancient world. Robert Lerose, The Christian Science Monitor, 9 May 2017 See More

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First Known Use of strongbox

1684, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of strongbox was in 1684

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10 Aug 2022

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“Strongbox.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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