1. A coffin.
2. A small case or chest, as for jewels and other valuables.
tr.v. cas·ket·ed, cas·ket·ing, cas·kets
To enclose in a case, chest, or coffin.
[Middle English, possibly alteration of Old French cassette; see CASSETTE.]
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