strongbox

[strawng-boks, strong-]
noun
a strongly made, lockable box or chest for safeguarding valuable possessions, as money, jewels, or documents.

Origin:
1675–85; strong + box1

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strongbox (ˈstrɒŋˌbɒks)
 
n
a specially designed box or safe in which valuables are locked for safety

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Perhaps, with money on his mind, he had stolen something from the spa strongbox.
He stored it in a strongbox in the fruit cellar, under the apples.
They didn't get the strongbox and were eventually captured.
All disinterred remains must be encased in a tight container or strongbox.
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