from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A stoutly made box or safe in which valuables are deposited.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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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