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1A lockable container; a safe.
- ‘The activists inserted an arm into each lockbox and locked themselves to each other.’
- ‘Once they are given the right to protect plane and passengers, pilots must still carry their firearm in a lockbox.’
- ‘In a letter to two senators, the White House recommended giving pilots lockboxes for the weapons so they won't be left in the cockpit.’
- ‘They were selling - alongside actual useful items such as safes, lockboxes, and hardened steel chain - dummy security cameras. £17.50 gets you pure deterrent factor - a mock camera with a blinking red LED.’
- ‘She suddenly wished she had a bigger gun before realising the irony of her chain of thought; her bigger gun was in the lockbox.’
- 1.1 A delivery letter box provided with a lock.
- ‘There was ‘a long waiting list’ for lockboxes at the post office, and Texas, Oklahoma, and Wyoming license plates are almost as common as those from Montana.’’
- 1.2[mass noun] A service provided by a bank, whereby the bank receives, processes, and deposits all of a company's mail receipts.
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