What does the word casket mean?

Usage examples for casket

  1. The casket was broken open, and it was full of gold and jewels. – Thelma by Marie Corelli
  2. He came down from the step- ladder, bringing the casket with him, which he opened, and we were allowed to look at, but not touch, the celebrated relic. – The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912 by Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
  3. She made no answer to his immediate speech; but her hands, as if unconsciously, struck the spring which locked the casket that hung upon the chain, and the miniature lay open before her, the dim light of the moon shining down upon it. – Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia by William Gilmore Simms