Definitions for pallbearerˈpɔlˌbɛər ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pall•bear•erˈpɔlˌbɛər ər(n.)

  1. one of several persons who carry or attend the coffin at a funeral.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pallbearer, bearer(noun)

    one of the mourners carrying the coffin at a funeral


  1. pallbearer(Noun)

    One who carries a corner of the pall over a coffin or casket.

  2. pallbearer(Noun)

    One called upon to carry or bear the casket at a funeral.

  3. Origin: From pall + bearer

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pallbearer(noun)

    one of those who attend the coffin at a funeral; -- so called from the pall being formerly carried by them


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