safety deposit box vs safe deposit box : Common Errors in English

About safety deposit box vs safe deposit box

Those who prefer “safe deposit box” feel that the box in question is a container for the safe deposit of goods; it is not a box in which to deposit your safety. But manufacturers and dealers in this kind of safe are split in their usage. Just be aware that some people feel that “safety deposit” is an error whereas no one is likely to look down on you for saying “safe deposit box.”

safety deposit box Meaning(s)

  • (n) a fireproof metal strongbox (usually in a bank) for storing valuables

safety deposit box in News

  • Heloise: Sort through old keys

    Dear Heloise: I decided to clean out my safety-deposit box, and when I went to get the key, I couldn't find it! It's been a few years since I had been to my safety deposit box.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Amarillo Globe-News

safe deposit box in News

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