noun: coffin; plural noun: coffins
1.a long, narrow box, typically of wood, in which a corpse is buried or cremated.
synonyms: casket; More
informalan old and unsafe aircraft or vessel.
verb: coffin; 3rd person present: coffins; past tense: coffined; past participle: coffined; gerund or present participle: coffining
1.put (a dead body) in a coffin.
Middle English (in the general sense ‘box, chest, casket’): from Old French cofin ‘little basket or case,’ from Latin cophinus (see coffer).
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