English edit

Italian jewelry casket, from 1857, made of carved walnut, ebony and lined with red velvet

Etymology edit

Probably from Norman cassette. Possibly reformed by analogy with cask[1][2], thus analyzable as cask +‎ -et. Doublet of cassette.

Pronunciation edit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkæs.kɪt/, /ˈkɑː.skɪt/
    • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkæs.kɪt/
  • Rhymes: -æskɪt, (UK) -ɑːskɪt

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casket (plural caskets)

  1. A little box, e.g. for jewellery.
  2. (Britain) An urn.
  3. (Canada, US) A coffin.
  4. (nautical) A gasket.

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Verb edit

casket (third-person singular simple present caskets, present participle casketing, simple past and past participle casketed)

  1. (poetic, transitive) To put into, or preserve in, a casket.

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