Definition Of coffer
a recessed panel in a ceiling.
This is Penn Station's dining room as seen from below after the plaster coffers and pilasters were partially removed.
a strongbox or small chest for holding valuables.
Other variations might include the integration of a box base used for storage, but despite appearances, box settles are not derivations of a chest or coffer .
Example Of coffer
a battered leather coffer sealed with a waxen crest
A teacher on a marathon mission to boost the coffers of a charity close to her heart is staging a festive fundraiser for the cause.
Auctions for Internet licenses can drive up the cost and slow investment, even as they provide funds for the government coffers .
For more than a year he secretly used cash from the bank's coffers to keep his creditors at bay.
He should keep his hands off students' money and public coffers .