safe-deposit

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

providing safekeeping for valuables: a safe-deposit vault.

Nearby words

  1. safe space,
  2. safe surfing,
  3. safe-blower,
  4. safe-breaker,
  5. safe-conduct,
  6. safe-deposit box,
  7. safe-keeping,
  8. safecracker,
  9. safeguard,
  10. safekeeping


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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