- A chest, or coffer.
- The oblong chest of acacia wood, overlaid with gold, which
supported the mercy seat with its golden cherubs, and occupied the most
sacred place in the sanctuary. In it Moses placed the two tables of
stone containing the ten commandments. Called also the Ark of the
- The large, chestlike vessel in which Noah and his family were
preserved during the Deluge. Gen. vi. Hence: Any place of refuge.
- A large flatboat used on Western American rivers to transport
produce to market.