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n. The case in which a dead human body is enclosed for burial. A basket. A casing or crust, or a mold, of pastry, as for a pie. A conical paper bag, used by grocers.


 - (Far.) The hollow crust or hoof of a horse's foot, below the coronet, in which is the coffin bone. Coffin bone, the foot bone of the horse and allied animals, enclosed within the hoof, and corresponding to the third phalanx of the middle finger, or toe, of most mammals.


 - Coffin joint, the joint next above the coffin bone.


 - vb. To enclose in, or as in, a coffin.

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