- The case in which a dead human body is inclosed for burial."They embalmed him [Joseph], and he was put in a coffin." [Gen. 1. 26.]
- A basket.(Obs)
- A casing or crust, or a mold, of pastry, as for a pie."Of the paste a coffin I will rear." [Shak.]
- A conical paper bag, used by grocers.(Obs)
- [Far] The hollow crust or hoof of a horse's foot, below the coronet, in which is the coffin bone.
Etymology: OE., a basket, receptacle, OF. cofin, fr. L. cophinus. See Coffer (n.)