An area, usually found in a bank or other financial institution, which is a safe and secure place for storing items of value. Bank vaults must meet a series of safety regulations, created by the Federal Reserve Board. Vaults are usually used to store cash, as well as customers' safe deposit boxes.

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  • I was asked by my employer to go open the precious metal vault so that the gold coins we were going to auction could be photographed.

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  • The new branch manager insisted that the bank's main vault always be locked or guarded during business hours in the event of any criminal activity.

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  • If you have something extremely valuable and want to ensure its safety you should probably put it in a vault.

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