noun Scot. and North England.
- a coffer; a money chest.
- any chestlike container; a box, trunk, or basket.
- a coffin, especially a stone one; a sarcophagus.
noun Scot and Northern English dialect
- a large chest or coffer
- archaeol a variant spelling of cist 2
- Southern African a large wooden chest in which linen is stored, esp one used to store a bride’s trousseau
“chest,” c.1300, from Old Norse kista “chest,” from Latin cista (see chest).