Meaning of coffin


Pronunciation: (kô'fin, kof'in), [key]
— n.
  1. the box or case in which the body of a dead person is placed for burial; casket.
  2. the part of a horse's foot containing the coffin bone.
    1. the bed of a platen press.
    2. the wooden frame around the bed of an early wooden press.
  1. to put or enclose in or as in a coffin.


Pronunciation: (kô'fin, kof'in), [key]
— n.
  1. 1798–1877, U.S. abolitionist leader.
  2. 1892–1955, U.S. poet, essayist, and biographer.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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