strongroom

or strong room

[ strawng-room, -roo m, strong- ]
/ ˈstrɔŋˌrum, -ˌrʊm, ˈstrɒŋ- /

noun

a fireproof, burglarproof room in which valuables are kept.

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Origin of strongroom

First recorded in 1755–65; strong + room
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Example sentences from the Web for strongroom

  • Mapfabvisheen had trodden softly from the strongroom and thought himself safe.

    Rastignac the Devil|Philip Jos Farmer

British Dictionary definitions for strongroom

strongroom
/ (ˈstrɒŋˌruːm, -ˌrʊm) /

noun

a specially designed room in which valuables are locked for safety
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