A safe (also called strongbox, coffer or kist) is a secure lockable box used for securing valuable objects against theft or damage. A safe is usually a hollow cuboid or cylinder, with one face removable or hinged to form a door. The body and door may be cast from metal (such as steel) or formed out of plastic through blow molding. A less secure version (only suitable for petty cash) is usually called a cash-box.
Famous quotes containing the word safe:
“It is not quite safe to send out a venture in this kind, unless yourself go supercargo. Where a man goes, there he is; but the slightest virtue is immovable,it is real estate, not personal; who would keep it, must consent to be bought and sold with it.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“The yuppie idea of the future aint my idea of a future. Your safe car, and home, and job, and all the time rushing between the threelets make people feel they can grow up and have some education, some interest in life! Thats what counts!”
—Joe Strummer (b. 1952)
“Postmodern agenda: the peep show is the art form; the voyeur is the protagonist; the goal is excitement from a safe distance; the alibi is that its all ironic.”
—Mason Cooley (b. 1927)