safe-deposit box

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safe-de·pos·it box

A fireproof metal box, usually in a bank vault, for the safe storage of valuables.
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safe′-depos`it box`

a lockable metal box or drawer, esp. in a bank vault, for storing valuable items. Also called safe′ty-depos`it box`.
[1880–85, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: box - a fireproof metal strongbox (usually in a bank) for storing valuablessafe-deposit box - a fireproof metal strongbox (usually in a bank) for storing valuables
deedbox, strongbox - a strongly made box for holding money or valuables; can be locked
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