verb (used with object)
- coffee-table book,
- coffin bone
Origin of coffer
Examples from the Web for coffer
Randolph had been stirring the story of Lethingtons opening the coffer in a green cover, in the autumn of 1570.The Mystery of Mary Stuart|Andrew Lang
Willie gives the key of his coffer to his man, and bids him tell his mother that his horse has slain him.
The word “coffer” is properly applied to a chest which was intended for the safe keeping of valuables.
You can make use of all in this coffer; when it is empty it will fill itself again—it is a secret.The Princess of Bagdad|Alexandre Dumas
With a hollow groan he fell forward over the coffer, striking his head upon the floor.Ponce de Leon|William Pilling
- 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).