Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to coffered: Coffered ceiling
1. A strongbox.
2. often coffers
a. Financial resources; funds.
b. A treasury: stole money from the union coffers.
3. Architecture A decorative sunken panel in a ceiling, dome, soffit, or vault.
4. The chamber formed by a canal lock.
5. A cofferdam.
6. A floating dock.
tr.v. cof·fered, cof·fer·ing, cof·fers
1. To put in a coffer.
2. Architecture To supply (a ceiling, for example) with decorative sunken panels.
[Middle English cofre, from Old French, alteration of *cofne, from Latin cophinus, basket; see coffin.]
(Architecture) decorated with coffers