strongbox

noun strong·box \ ˈstrȯŋ-ˌbäks \

Definition of strongbox

: a strongly made chest or case for money or valuables

Examples of strongbox in a Sentence

  1. keeps her jewelry in a strongbox

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Definition of strongbox for English Language Learners

  • : 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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