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safe-deposit box

a lockable metal box or drawer, especially in a bank vault, used for safely storing valuable papers, jewelry, etc.
Origin of safe-deposit box
1880-85, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He was a tenant in the building and rented a safe-deposit box in the vault to secure his own stash.
  • When she died, he found a safe-deposit box but no key.
  • They sat for some fifty years in an attic and for another forty in a safe-deposit box.
  • For the past four decades, the letters have been stored in a safe-deposit box, unseen by scholars.
  • Guests can also take advantage of the hotel's safe-deposit box, recreation desk and laundry valet service.

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