Pix n. & v. See Pyx.
Pyx n. [Written also pix.]
1. R. C. Ch. The box, case, vase, or tabernacle, in which the host is reserved.
2. A box used in the British mint as a place of deposit for certain sample coins taken for a trial of the weight and fineness of metal before it is sent from the mint.
3. Naut. The box in which the compass is suspended; the binnacle. --Weale.
4. Anat. Same as Pyxis.
Pyx cloth R. C. Ch., a veil of silk or lace covering the pyx.
Trial of the pyx, the annual testing, in the English mint, of the standard of gold and silver coins.
n 1: a chest in which coins from the mint are held to await assay
[syn: pyx, pyx chest, pix chest]
2: any receptacle in which wafers for the Eucharist are kept