Container for transport, laying out and the burial of a corpse
|The Simple English Wiktionary has a definition for: coffin.|
Any box used to bury the dead in is a coffin.
The main distinction between a coffin and a casket is the shape. A casket regularly has 6 – 8 sides while coffins have a rectangular shape.
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