casket

[ kas-kit, kah-skit ]
/ ˈkæs kɪt, ˈkɑ skɪt /

noun

a coffin.
a small chest or box, as for jewels.

verb (used with object)

to put or enclose in a casket.

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Origin of casket

1425–75; late Middle English < ?

OTHER WORDS FROM casket

cas·ket·like, adjectiveun·cas·ket·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for casket

casket
/ (ˈkɑːskɪt) /

noun

a small box or chest for valuables, esp jewels
mainly US another name for coffin (def. 1)

Word Origin for casket

C15: probably from Old French cassette little box; see case ²
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