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[strawng-boks, strong-] /ˈstrɔŋˌbɒks, ˈstrɒŋ-/
a strongly made, lockable box or chest for safeguarding valuable possessions, as money, jewels, or documents.
Origin of strongbox
1675-85; strong + box1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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.
  • They must be secured in the vessel's strongbox for safekeeping.
  • The strongbox shall be kept in the security container.
  • Meanwhile, a chance digging turns up a skeleton chained to a strongbox.
British Dictionary definitions for strongbox


a specially designed box or safe in which valuables are locked for safety
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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