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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for cashbox

register, till, cashbox

Examples from the Web for cashbox

Historical Examples of cashbox

  • 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.