Cas"ket (?), n. [Cf. F. casquet, dim. of casque belmet, fr. Sp. casco.]

1.

A small chest or box, esp. of rich material or ornamental character, as for jewels, etc.

The little casket bring me hither. Shak.

2.

A kind of burial case.

[U. S.]

3.

Anything containing or intended to contain something highly esteemed; as: (a) The body. (Shak). (b) The tomb. (Milton). (c) A book of selections.

[poetic]

They found him dead . . . an empty casket. Shak.

 

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Cas"ket, n. Naut.

A gasket. See Gasket.

 

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Cas"ket, v. t.

To put into, or preserve in, a casket.

[Poetic] "I have casketed my treasure."

Shak.

 

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