Coffin joint
Coffin Cof"fin (?; 115), n. [OE., a basket, receptacle, OF. cofin, fr. L. cophinus. See {Coffer}, n.] 1. The case in which a dead human body is inclosed for burial. [1913 Webster]

They embalmed him [Joseph], and he was put in a coffin. --Gen. 1. 26. [1913 Webster]

2. A basket. [Obs.] --Wyclif (matt. xiv. 20). [1913 Webster]

3. A casing or crust, or a mold, of pastry, as for a pie. [1913 Webster]

Of the paste a coffin I will rear. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. A conical paper bag, used by grocers. [Obs.] --Nares. [1913 Webster]

5. (Far.) The hollow crust or hoof of a horse's foot, below the coronet, in which is the coffin bone. [1913 Webster]

{Coffin bone}, the foot bone of the horse and allied animals, inclosed 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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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