What does the word lid mean?

Usage examples for lid

  1. Then he pressed a spring in the box, and the lid flew open. – The Coming of the King by James Hocking
  2. If your Honor would give the order, mayhap we might nail down the coffin lid now and make a start. – The Nest of the Sparrowhawk by Baroness Orczy
  3. She looked at it, took it in her hands, and when he removed the lid, she stirred the leaves curiously with her long forefinger. – The Branding Iron by Katharine Newlin Burt