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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cof·fer /ˈkɔfɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cof·fer n.
 1. A casket, chest, or trunk; especially, one used for keeping money or other valuables.
    In ivory coffers I have stuffed my crowns.   --Shak.
 2. Fig.: Treasure or funds; -- usually in the plural.
    He would discharge it without any burden to the queen's coffers, for honor sake.   --Bacon.
    Hold, here is half my coffer.   --Shak.
 3. Arch. A panel deeply recessed in the ceiling of a vault, dome, or portico; a caisson.
 4. Fort. 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.
 5. The chamber of a canal lock; also, a caisson or a cofferdam.
 Coffer dam. Engin. See Cofferdam, in the Vocabulary.
 Coffer fish. Zool. See Cowfish.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cof·fer, v. t.
 1. To put into a coffer.
 2. Mining. To secure from leaking, as a shaft, by ramming clay behind the masonry or timbering.
 3. To form with or in a coffer or coffers; to furnish with a coffer or coffers.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an ornamental sunken panel in a ceiling or dome [syn: caisson,
      2: a chest especially for storing valuables

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    the receptacle or small box placed beside the ark by the
    Philistines, in which they deposited the golden mice and the
    emerods as their trespass-offering (1 Sam. 6:8, 11, 15).