verb (used with object)
Origin of coffer
Examples from the Web for coffer
Historical Examples of coffer
A fourth time he advanced, trembling, and seized the lid of the coffer.
How had her body come to be in the coffer, he wondered, when all the others were—gone?
How shall I be able to get all this great herd into so small a coffer?
So that man packed away all his cattle for him in the coffer.
Thus a coffer dam was formed to receive the concrete as shown in Fig. 34.Concrete Construction
Halbert P. Gillette
- short for cofferdam
- a recessed panel in a concrete, metal, or timber soffit
Word Origin for coffer
mid-13c., from Old French cofre "a chest" (12c., Modern French coffre), from Latin cophinus "basket" (see coffin).