from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A stoutly made box or safe in which valuables are deposited.
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- n. A sturdy box with a lock for keeping valuables in.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A box of rigid and durable construction fitted with a lock, used for the purpose of protecting valuable items, such as jewelry or money.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a strongly made box for holding money or valuables; can be locked
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The strongbox is not large enough that a computer fit in it. (old English) the strongbox is not large enough that a computer would fit in it. (new English)
Curled on the lid of the strongbox was a jet rosary, its small crucifix shining in the moonlight.
Inside the strongbox were the stolen secrets of the Meddlers: the answers he’d been seeking since he’d woken, devoid of memory, in an entombed city months before.
Child, knowledge is a treasury and your heart its strongbox.
At that time Allison was performing with his group "Man Size Safe," a tongue in cheek reference to a strongbox reportedly kept in then Vice President Dick Cheney's office.
And marriage IS that strongbox that protects those within it from the outside ...
The trio searches a visually sumptuous Southwest for a strongbox containing $200,000 in gold.
Then, on the approaches to the ground, a group of young men up ahead snatched the takings from a smallholder and ran away with his strongbox.
The stuff in that strongbox was stolen from Umber in the first place.
He brought a strongbox that must contain your archives.