strongbox

[ strawng-boks, strong- ]
/ ˈstrɔŋˌbɒks, ˈstrɒŋ- /

noun

a strongly made, lockable box or chest for safeguarding valuable possessions, as money, jewels, or documents.

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Origin of strongbox

First recorded in 1675–85; strong + box1
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British Dictionary definitions for strongbox

strongbox
/ (ˈstrɒŋˌbɒks) /

noun

a specially designed box or safe in which valuables are locked for safety
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