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1coffin

noun cof·fin \ˈk-fən\

: a box in which a dead person is buried

Full Definition of COFFIN

:  a box or chest for burying a corpse — compare casket

Examples of COFFIN

  1. <coffins are said to be the preferred sleeping places of vampires>

Origin of COFFIN

Middle English, basket, receptacle, from Anglo-French, from Latin cophinus
First Known Use: 1525

Rhymes with COFFIN

2coffin

verb

Definition of COFFIN

transitive verb
:  to enclose in or as if in a coffin

First Known Use of COFFIN

1564
COFFIN Defined for Kids

coffin

noun cof·fin \ˈk-fən\

Definition of COFFIN for Kids

:  a box or case to hold a dead body for burial

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