Definition of strongroom in US English:



  • A room, typically one in a bank, designed to protect valuable items against fire and theft.

    • ‘The crown's in the fifth box on the left in the small strongroom.’
    • ‘After a series of blasts, the strongroom was located by one E C Miller, who forced it with a hammer and chisel.’
    • ‘Van der Walt said his team had unlimited access to a National Prosecuting Authority strongroom full of documents and statements.’
    • ‘They forced the manager to open the safe and then herded him and his two colleagues into the strongroom.’
    • ‘There's still the small strongroom to empty, but I think we'd better leave that here.’
    • ‘Aethris is ready in the engineerium, Verdana's out on deck, acting as lookout, and Rakael's in the strongrooms, counting out treasure again.’
    • ‘The keeper unlocked the jewels and to his amazement was seized and held in the strongroom.’
    • ‘Haig's bank manager had been warned by telephone to expect a party with valuable goods to be deposited in his strongroom.’
    • ‘All the robbers then gained access and staff were locked in the records room after the strongroom was unlocked.’
    • ‘He said the forensic investigation, which he started in September 2003, was based on a national prosecuting authority strongroom full of documents.’
    • ‘Bester told Judge Siraj Desai that he thought it was ‘a bit odd’ to be meeting in the specially-adapted strongroom.’
    • ‘Kept in a strongroom, deep in the vaults of the civic centre, it remains the city council's most precious possession.’
    • ‘They had big plans - to add the 6,500 remaining images filed in the strongroom, before starting on official council pictures.’
    • ‘Tahr watched as guards locked and bolted the heavy door to the strongroom where the cargo from the wreck had been stacked.’
    repository, cache, store, storage place, storeroom, storehouse, warehouse, depot
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