[ uhn-kaw-find, -kof-ind ]

  1. not put into a coffin: an uncoffined corpse.

Origin of uncoffined

First recorded in 1640–50; un-1 + coffin + -ed3

Words Nearby uncoffined

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How to use uncoffined in a sentence

  • There were some tiny kists for children, but a great number of the bodies had been buried uncoffined.

    The Cornwall Coast | Arthur L. Salmon
  • Here the mourners gathered round to take a last look of the uncoffined corpses of the brave.

    Jasper Lyle | Harriet Ward
  • Here they would lie, uncoffined and unburied for years, moldering into dust, their cruel fate forever hidden from men.

    Little Nobody | Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
  • "They say they must bury the corpses uncoffined soon," Joseph heard him whisper to his foreman as he passed by.

    The Sign Of The Red Cross | Evelyn Everett-Green
  • He cites the burial fees paid to the parson as twice as much for coffined as for uncoffined corpses.