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

EtymologyEdit

From Norman cassette. Doublet of cassette.

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casket (plural caskets)

  1. A little box, e.g. for jewellery.
    • 1826, Mary Shelley, The Last Man, part 1, chapter 5
      They will be here at five, take merely the clothes necessary for the journey and her jewel-casket.
  2. (Britain) An urn.
  3. (Canada, US) A coffin.
  4. (nautical) A gasket.

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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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