One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A box that locks, usually for storing money or valuables.
- ‘During that flight, the gun was placed in a lockbox and stored in the plane's cargo section.’
- ‘Well done, Mac - now explain to us how that lockbox works again?’
- ‘I've said it before, and Gephardt's comment reveals the truth of my earlier assertion that there is no lockbox.’
- ‘Uncle Monty told me you'd be the only one with a key to that lockbox, and would know the combination to the safe.’
- ‘Seraph stood and put the iron lockbox back in the safe and closed the picture over it.’
- ‘If you plant that money in your bosom or plant it in a lockbox, it will not grow.’
- ‘David's lockbox, which they had stolen from the old hideaway, contained the plans for an amazing weather glider.’
- ‘When someone came over to sell him drugs, Felix was to record the transaction, show the person out, and, without leaving the camera's view, put the drugs he'd bought into a lockbox and lock it with a padlock.’
- ‘This lockbox enables you to basically lock a key, a door key, inside.’
- ‘So, Tom, you've installed this lockbox, because, let's face it, nobody puts a key under the mat any more.’
- ‘A fireproof safe, locking filing cabinet or portable lockbox all provide suitable storage.’
2A service provided by a bank, whereby the bank receives, processes, and deposits all of a company's receivables.
3Any of various computerized devices or services intended to prevent the unauthorized distribution or copying of digitally stored or transmitted data.
- ‘The content in the lockbox can be synced to any number of computers, which helps law firms and other such organizations keep their documents accessible, updated, and, most importantly, secure.’
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