noun cas·ket \ˈkas-kət\

: a small chest or box for jewelry or other valuable things

Full Definition of CASKET

:  a small chest or box (as for jewels)
:  a usually fancy coffin
casket transitive verb

Examples of CASKET

  1. <bought a beautiful casket when her grandmother died>
  2. <a small casket of jewels>

Origin of CASKET

Middle English, perhaps modification of Middle French cassette
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with CASKET


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