Mas"ta*ba (?), n. Also
Mas"ta*bah . [Ar. maçtabah a large stone
In Mohammedan countries, a fixed seat,
common in dwellings and in public places.
A type of tomb, of the
time of the Memphite dynasties, comprising an oblong structure with
sloping sides (sometimes containing a decorated chamber, sometimes of
solid masonry), and connected with a mummy chamber in the rock
© Webster 1913.