Meaning of COFFER in English


vt to put into a coffer.

2. coffer ·noun fig.: treasure or funds;

— usually in the plural.

3. coffer ·noun the chamber of a canal lock; also, a caisson or a cofferdam.

4. coffer ·vt to form with or in a coffer or coffers; to furnish with a coffer or coffers.

5. coffer ·noun a panel deeply recessed in the ceiling of a vault, dome, or portico; a caisson.

6. coffer ·noun a casket, chest, or trunk; especially, one used for keeping money or other valuables.

7. coffer ·vt to secure from leaking, as a shaft, by ramming clay behind the masonry or timbering.

8. coffer ·noun a trench dug in the bottom of a dry moat, and extending across it, to enable the besieged to defend it by a raking fire.

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