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