Associations to the word «Coffin»


COFFIN, noun. An oblong closed box in which a dead person is buried.
COFFIN, noun. (obsolete) A basket.
COFFIN, noun. A casing or crust, or a mold, of pastry, as for a pie.
COFFIN, noun. (obsolete) A conical paper bag, used by grocers.
COFFIN, noun. The hollow crust or hoof of a horse's foot, below the coronet, in which is the coffin bone.
COFFIN, verb. (transitive) To place in a coffin.
COFFIN BONE, noun. The bottommost bone in the equine leg, encased by the hoof capsule, and corresponding to the third phalanx of the middle finger, or toe, of most mammals.
COFFIN DODGER, noun. (slang) (derogatory) (humorous) An elderly person.
COFFIN FLIES, noun. Plural of coffin fly
COFFIN FLY, noun. Scuttle fly
COFFIN NAIL, noun. (slang) cigarette
COFFIN NAILS, noun. Plural of coffin nail
COFFIN RIDE, noun. (surfing) A longboard move where the surfer lies down on their back on the board with hands folded across their chest as if in a coffin, and continues down the line in that pose.
COFFIN SHIP, noun. A ship that carried Irish emigrants escaping the potato famine, usually with an extremely high mortality rate onboard.
COFFIN SHIPS, noun. Plural of coffin ship

Dictionary definition

COFFIN, noun. Box in which a corpse is buried or cremated.
COFFIN, verb. Place into a coffin; "her body was coffined".

Wise words

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