Definition of kist in English:

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kist

Pronunciation: /kist/

noun

1chiefly Scottish & South African A chest used for storing clothes and linen.
Example sentences
  • The bank's own gold supply was kept in a huge wrought iron bullion chest, or kist.
2 variant spelling of cist.

Origin

Middle English: northern English form of chest.

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Syllabification: kist

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