burial vault

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Noun1.burial vault - a burial chamber (usually underground)burial vault - a burial chamber (usually underground)
burial chamber, sepulcher, sepulchre, sepulture - a chamber that is used as a grave
charnel, charnel house - a vault or building where corpses or bones are deposited
columbarium - a sepulchral vault or other structure having recesses in the walls to receive cinerary urns
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Asked why people are buried in mahogany, David Buck, president of Columbus, Ohio-based Clark Grave Vault Company, told the San Jose Mercury News, "Why does someone buy a Rolls Royce rather than a Yugo?
The Industrial Revolution, Civil War and a desire for a more elite lifestyle, he said, all contributed to today's practices of hiring a funeral director to embalm bodies, encase them in metal caskets and concrete grave vaults for burial in tightly regulated, highly manicured cemeteries.