One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A lockable container, typically for storing money or valuables.
- ‘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.’
- ‘She suddenly wished she had a bigger gun before realising the irony of her chain of thought; her bigger gun was in the lockbox.’
- ‘Once they are given the right to protect plane and passengers, pilots must still carry their firearm in a lockbox.’
- ‘The activists inserted an arm into each lockbox and locked themselves to each other.’
- ‘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.’
- 1.1mass 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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