Pronunciation: (kô'fin, kof'in),[key] —n. 1. the box or case in which the body of a dead person is placed for burial; casket.
2. the part of a horse's foot containing the coffin bone.
3. Print. a. the bed of a platen press.
b. the wooden frame around the bed of an early wooden press.
—v.t. to put or enclose in or as in a coffin.
Pronunciation: (kô'fin, kof'in),[key] —n. 1. Levi, 1798–1877, U.S. abolitionist leader.
2. Robert P(eter) Tristram, 1892–1955, U.S. poet, essayist, and biographer.