the box or case in which the body of a dead person is placed for burial; casket.
the part of a horse's foot containing the coffin bone.
the bed of a platen press.
the wooden frame around the bed of an early wooden press.
to put or enclose in or as in a coffin.
- cof·fin·less, adjective
- un·cof·fin, verb (used with object)
Other definitions for Coffin (2 of 2)
Levi, 1798–1877, U.S. abolitionist leader.
Robert P(eter) Tristram, 1892–1955, U.S. poet, essayist, and biographer.
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How to use coffin in a sentence
The vampire at the heart of A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night neither sparkles nor sleeps in coffins.The Punk Behind Iran's Only Vampire Spaghetti Western-Style Love Story | Melissa Leon | November 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
To rally the crowd, Bennett sang on a makeshift stage constructed out of dozens of empty coffins.Tony Bennett’s Nazi Hunting Past Is Just One Reason He’s the Greatest Living American | Asawin Suebsaeng | September 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Pictures of pets, pictures of relatives in coffins, pictures of intimate moments otherwise discarded in the recesses of memory.
Bodies come back in flag-shrouded coffins, and the living and maimed are hailed as heroes with purpose.
He examined the other coffins, each with its crude red crayon label held on with tape.The Real Monuments Men: The Coronation Chamber of Hitler | Robert Edsel | February 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
You see, I am the city undertaker, and the people are dying here so fast, that I can hardly supply the demand for coffins.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
Strachan departed highly elated, and repaired to a carpenter shop, where he ordered ten rough coffins made.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
Into this mausoleum the King descended with a long train of courtiers, and ordered the coffins to be unclosed.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
When they carried out the coffins, she sprang up gin she wad follow them, but was putten back to bed again.The Underworld | James C. Welsh
Upon descending it, our guide removed successively the covers of six coffins, and desired us to examine the bodies.
British Dictionary definitions for coffin
a box in which a corpse is buried or cremated
the part of a horse's foot that contains the coffin bone
(tr) to place in or as in a coffin
engineering another name for flask (def. 6)
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