- a strongly made, lockable box or chest for safeguarding valuable possessions, as money, jewels, or documents.
Origin of strongbox
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Examples from the Web for strongbox
As for the Landgrave, there was a cool million in bullion in his strongbox.
So he kept it in his strongbox, where he thought it safe from prying eyes.Richard Carvel, Complete
Checks confirm no bank accounts so a strongbox is suspected.The Land of Look Behind
Paul Cameron Brown
Amazed by the boldness of his former employee, Mr. Parker immediately examined the contents of both his desk and strongbox.Ghost Beyond the Gate
Mildred A. Wirt
"They" had not thought that this little dwelling-place was a strongbox and that it had flat bolts, both vertical and horizontal.Our Part in the Great War
- a specially designed box or safe in which valuables are locked for safety
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