coffer

  1. an ornamental sunken panel in a ceiling or dome
  2. a chest especially for storing valuables

Coffer

A coffer (or coffering) in architecture, is a sunken panel in the shape of a square, rectangle, or octagon in a ceiling, soffit or vault. A series of these sunken panels were used as decoration for a ceiling or a vault, also called caissons (`boxes`), or lacunaria (`spaces, openings`), so that a coffered ceiling can be called a lacunar ceiling...
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Coffer

• (n.) The chamber of a canal lock; also, a caisson or a cofferdam. • (n.) A casket, chest, or trunk; especially, one used for keeping money or other valuables. • (v. t.) To put into a coffer. • (n.) A trench dug in the bottom of a dry moat, and extending across it, to enable the besieged to defend it by a raking fire. • (n...
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coffer

noun a chest especially for storing valuables
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Coffer

[fortification] In fortification, coffer a hollow lodgment, against a dry moat, the upper part being made of pieces of timber raised about two feet above the level of the moat. This elevation has hurdles filled with earth which serves as a parapet with embrasures. The coffer is similar to the caponier. The difference is that the former may ...
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Coffer

Cof'fer noun [ Old French cofre , French coffre , Latin cophinus basket, from Greek .... Confer Coffin , noun ] 1. A casket, chest, or trunk; especially, one used for keeping money or other valuables. Chaucer. « In ivory co...
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Coffer

Cof'fer transitive verb 1. To put into a coffer. Bacon. 2. (Mining.) To secure from leaking, as a shaft, by ramming clay behind the masonry or timbering. Raymond. 3. To form with or in a coffer or coffers; to furnish with a coffer or coffers.
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coffer

a chest especially for storing valuables
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coffer

a chest especially for storing valuables
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coffer

A chest in which treasure is usually kept.
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Coffer

A coffer is a casket, chest, or trunk; especially, one used for keeping money or other valuables.
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Coffer

a coffer, in architecture, is a sunken panel in the shape of a square, rectangle, or octagon that serves as a decorative device, usually in a ceiling or vault. Also called caissons, or lacunar.[9]
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Coffer

A multi-functional traveling chest with handles and a domed lid but without feet, usually made of oak.
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Coffer

a sunken panel in the shape of a square, rectangle, or octagon that serves as a decorative device, usually in a ceiling or vault.
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coffer

chest for holding money
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Coffer

In architecture, a coffer is a panel or compartment deeply recessed in the ceiling of a vault, dome, or portico and of an ornamental character, usually enriched with mouldings, and having a rose, pomegranate, etc, in the centre.
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coffer

In architecture, a decorative sunken panel on the underside of a ceiling.
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coffer

in architecture, a square or polygonal ornamental sunken panel used in a series as decoration for a ceiling or vault. The sunken panels were ...
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Coffer

In fortifications a coffer was a trench dug in the bottom of a dry moat, and extending across it, to enable the besieged troops to defend it by a raking fire.
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coffer

in furniture, most commonly a portable container for valuables, clothes, and other goods, used from the Middle Ages onward. It was normally a wooden ...
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coffer

one of a series of recessed panels in a ceiling, usually done in plaster.
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coffer

recessed panel or dome in the ceiling
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coffer

The sunken area created between the crossing of structural members. Coffers often appear in a flat ceiling or on the interior surface of a dome. They are often the focus of decoration and serve also to lighten the weight of the structure.
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Coffer

The treasure chest
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coffer

Usually a box or chest of panelled construction where the panels are thinner than the depth of the frame work. See joining and antique coffers for sale
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