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coffer definition and meaning

n. A casket, chest, or trunk; especially, one used for keeping money or other valuables.
n. Fig.: Treasure or funds; -- usually in the plural.
n. A panel deeply recessed in the ceiling of a vault, dome, or portico; a caisson.
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. The chamber of a canal lock; also, a caisson or a cofferdam.
v. t. To put into a coffer.
v. t. To secure from leaking, as a shaft, by ramming clay behind the masonry or timbering.
v. t. To form with or in a coffer or coffers; to furnish with a coffer or coffers.

Crossword clues for coffer

- A chest for valuables
- Strongbox for valuables

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