strongbox

noun
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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Synonyms for strongbox

Synonyms

coffer, safe, safe-deposit box

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Examples of strongbox in a Sentence

keeps her jewelry in a strongbox

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An audit was carried out and discovered Bisher was writing checks to herself from the company’s strongbox. Kathleen Joyce, Fox News, "Woman facing life in prison for $1.2M embezzlement kills herself in front of Walmart," 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, "How Paranoia Infiltrated the Movies," 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, "Ancient class distinctions displayed in Rome exhibit," 9 May 2017

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First Known Use of strongbox

1684, in the meaning defined above

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strongbox

noun

English Language Learners Definition of strongbox

: a box that is usually made of metal, that can be locked, and that is used to keep money or valuable things

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