safe-deposit

[ seyf-di-poz-it ]
/ ˈseɪf dɪˌpɒz ɪt /

adjective

providing safekeeping for valuables: a safe-deposit vault.

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Origin of safe-deposit

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85
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British Dictionary definitions for safe-deposit

safe-deposit

safety-deposit


noun

  1. a place or building with facilities for the safe storage of money or valuables
  2. (as modifier)a safe-deposit box
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