coffinnoun [ C ]uk /ˈkɒf.ɪn/ us /ˈkɑː.fɪn/ US also casket
Examples from literature
- After the pets are mummified, they are put in a coffin or covered in bronze.
- Each coffin takes about three months to build, so don’t wait too long to decide!
- Finally, the bodies were put in coffins and buried in tombs.
- If it were your funeral, what shape of coffin would you like?
- Inside the coffin, there was a mummy.
- Many people came to his funeral for a chance to see his body in the coffin before it was buried.
- Sixty years later, funerals in Ghana are famous for fantastic coffins.
- The coffins are now very popular.
- The people of Tana Toraja place their dead in caves in nearby cliffs or in coffins tied with rope to the side of a mountain.
- Then, they placed the mummies in coffins, buried them in the ground, and put large rocks on top of them.
- There are coffins in the shape of food, animals, cars, airplanes, shoes, even ice cream.
- Things like fine cloth, coffins, and tombs were also expensive.
- Usually the coffins show something about the personality or the job of the person to be buried.
- When Mr. Owoo heard the news, he turned the cocoa pod chair into a coffin for the chief.