Definitions for "Catafalque"
Keywords:  coffin, casket, funeral, bier, burial
A temporary structure sometimes used in the funeral solemnities of eminent persons, for the public exhibition of the remains, or their conveyance to the place of burial.
a decorated bier on which a coffin rests in state during a funeral
a draped wooden frame in the shape of a coffin, which may be used in proxy for unrecovered remains at a requiem mass