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Definition of "casket" []

  • A coffin. (noun)
  • A small case or chest, as for jewels and other valuables. (noun)
  • To enclose in a case, chest, or coffin. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "casket" in a sentence
  • "We should be fairly certain that the person in the casket is a MAN not a boy or a woman."
  • "I want your demise to occur in a sloppy sort of way that forces a closed casket funeral -- and the casket is the size of an Altoids tin because that's all it took to hold what the cops scraped off the walls."
  • "After leaving the Capitol, the casket is to proceed to Arlington National Cemetery, where Kennedy will be buried, 95 feet south of the grave of his brother Sen. Robert Kennedy, which is in turn just steps away from the burial site of his brother, former President John F. Kennedy."