follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

lockbox

[lok-boks] /ˈlɒkˌbɒks/
noun
1.
a strongbox.
2.
a rented post-office box equipped with a lock.
3.
Also called lockout box. Television. a closed box, usually fitted with a lock, containing electronic equipment to unscramble cable television pictures for subscribers only: used especially to prevent children from watching programs with explicit sexual content.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75, Americanism; lock1 + box1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for lockbox
  • Payment receipt data is electronically transferred from our lockbox bank to us for posting to the loan accounting system.
  • The type of mail delivery service used will determine the appropriate lockbox address to use.
  • In general, a lockbox is a post office box used by organizations to accelerate the collection of receivables.
  • There are four different fees which are deposited into this lockbox.

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for lockbox

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for lockbox

22
25
Scrabble Words With Friends