/ (ˈmɔːtˌseɪf) /
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a heavy iron cage or grille placed over the grave of a newly deceased person during the 19th century in order to deter body snatchers
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Word Origin for mortsafe
C19: from mort dead body (via Old French from Latin mors death) + safe
Words nearby mortsafe
mortise lock, mortling, mortmain, Morton, Morton Grove, mortsafe, mortuary, morula, morwong, moryah, MOS
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