safe-deposit box

noun
a lockable metal box or drawer, especially in a bank vault, used for safely storing valuable papers, jewelry, etc.


Origin:
1880–85, Americanism

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Example sentences
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.
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