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coffer

  

      n  
1    a chest, esp. for storing valuables  
2    usually pl   a store of money  
3      (Also called)    caisson, lacuna   an ornamental sunken panel in a ceiling, dome, etc.  
4    a watertight box or chamber  
5       short for       cofferdam  
      vb   tr  
6    to store, as in a coffer  
7    to decorate (a ceiling, dome, etc.) with coffers  
     (C13: from Old French coffre, from Latin cophinus basket, from Greek kophinos)  
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cofferdam  
      n  
1    a watertight structure that encloses an area under water, pumped dry to enable construction work to be carried out  
2    (on a ship) a compartment separating two bulkheads or floors, as for insulation or to serve as a barrier against the escape of gas or oil,   (Often shortened to)    coffer         


coffer         
      n  
1    a chest, esp. for storing valuables  
2    usually pl   a store of money  
3      (Also called)    caisson, lacuna   an ornamental sunken panel in a ceiling, dome, etc.  
4    a watertight box or chamber  
5       short for       cofferdam  
      vb   tr  
6    to store, as in a coffer  
7    to decorate (a ceiling, dome, etc.) with coffers  
     (C13: from Old French coffre, from Latin cophinus basket, from Greek kophinos)  

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coffer

  
  
ark     (dialect)   case, casket, chest, kist     (Scot. & Northern English dialect)   repository, strongbox, treasure chest, treasury  

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coff, coffee, cofferdam, coffle

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