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[kash-boks] /ˈkæʃˌbɒks/
a box or container for money, especially with compartments for coins and bills of different denominations.
Origin of cashbox
First recorded in 1825-35; cash1 + box1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The safe was not opened, the cashbox was closed, and had three thousand dollars in it.

    The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • He was counting rents in his cashbox in the front parlour, and she had come to him, and was leaning over his shoulder.

  • Lucien heard a sound as of coins dropping into a cashbox, and the veteran began to make up his books for the day.

  • I should have begged you to call again tomorrow, for, at this late hour, my cashbox is closed.

    The Adventurers Gustave Aimard
  • Then she rummaged in the box—seemingly beneath a lot of rubbish that filled it, and drew forth a japanned box—like a cashbox.

  • But she did not say anything then to Helen about the pearl necklace, and the cashbox of Queen Zelaya.

  • There in the summer-house he found the Major, who meanwhile had fetched his cashbox from the house and locked the chart up in it.

    Poison Island Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (Q)
  • He became profligate, got drunk at alehouses, sold his master's property to get money, or stole it out of the cashbox.


    James Anthony Froude
  • I put on my cloak, took some money which was my own out of my cashbox, and at half-past twelve heard the mail-coach approaching.

  • For some seconds all the girls gazed spellbound at the frozen figure in the cashbox.

    A Bed of Roses W. L. George

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