- the bed of a platen press.
- the wooden frame around the bed of an early wooden press.
verb (used with object)
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Origin of coffin
OTHER WORDS FROM coffincof·fin·less, adjectiveun·cof·fin, verb (used with object)
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Example sentences from the Web for coffin
What you worry about are the combination of stressors, where, because of pollution, something like a big storm might come back and be the final nail in the coffin.What underwater sounds can tell us about the state of coral reefs|Ellie Shechet|February 26, 2021|Popular Science
Low-income earners have resorted to so-called coffin homes that are essentially just a bed space.‘Nano’ apartment sales soar in world’s most expensive housing market|Claire Zillman, reporter|January 4, 2021|Fortune
“Actions such as the closure of so many businesses could prove to be the final nail in the coffin for our struggling restaurants and their workers,” she said.Maryland judge temporarily blocks county’s ban on indoor dining|Michael Brice-Saddler, Ovetta Wiggins, Gregory S. Schneider|December 16, 2020|Washington Post
She punished herself daily by scrolling to a photo she’d taken of JaMarcus in his coffin.For Years, JaMarcus Crews Tried to Get a New Kidney, but Corporate Healthcare Stood in the Way|by Lizzie Presser|December 15, 2020|ProPublica
Erin Palmer, an Advisory Neighborhood Commission representative in Northwest Washington, is famous for throwing an annual Halloween bash with trick coffins, life-size skeletons and an outdoor fire pit billowing fake green smoke.Parents are going the extra mile to save Halloween for their kids|Emily Davies|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
The family was taking some private moments for a closing of the coffin in keeping with Chinese ritual.
But on Tuesday, we saw another nail hammered into the already pretty tightly nailed down coffin of the two-state solution.In the Middle East, the Two-State Solution Is Dead|Dean Obeidallah|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The report detailed such techniques as "rectal rehydration" and the use of coffin-size confinement boxes.
In addition, several detainees were led to believe they would die in custody, with one told he would leave in a coffin-shaped box.The Most Gruesome Moments in the CIA ‘Torture Report’|Shane Harris, Tim Mak|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Well, the dwarfs took pity on him and gave him the coffin, and the prince had it carried to his castle.In New Brothers Grimm 'Snow White', The Prince Doesn't Save Her|The Brothers Grimm|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cleopatra's coffin, head of the Theban ram, and other Egyptian curiosities, arrived in England.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
She groaned aloud, and her tears flowed faster: Alessandro was making the baby's coffin.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
By this time the bent figure sitting in the rocking-chair, near the coffin began to show signs of life and whimper a little.The Cromptons|Mary J. Holmes
The corpse was lying in a narrow coffin, upon a low bier, both of which were covered with a white pall.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
The humidity of the earth had rusted the screws, and it was not without some difficulty that the coffin was opened.Camille (La Dame aux Camilias)|Alexandre Dumas, fils