What Is the Difference Between A Coffin and A Casket?

By Alex Medcalf
Posted on March 18, 2020 at 11:35 am

In Australia the word coffin is normally used to describe a body-shaped container for the deceased that is broader at the shoulders and narrower at the feet. Coffins normally have a removable lid and are made of wood. The word casket usually describes a rectangular container with a hinged lid. Caskets may be made from wood or metal.