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ˈgreɪvˌdɪg ərgravedig·ger

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gravedigger(noun)

    a person who earns a living by digging graves


  1. gravedigger(Noun)

    A person employed to dig graves.

  2. gravedigger(Noun)

    A necrophore, or burying beetle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gravedigger(noun)

    a digger of graves

  2. Gravedigger(noun)

    see Burying beetle, under Bury, v. t


  1. Gravedigger

    A gravedigger is a cemetery worker responsible for digging a grave prior to a funeral service. If the grave is in a cemetery on the property of a church or other religious organization, gravediggers may be members of the decedent's family or volunteer parishioners. Digging graves has also been one of the traditional duties of a church's sexton. In municipal and privately owned cemeteries, gravediggers may be low-paid, unskilled, and temporary laborers, or they may be well-paid, trained, and professional careerists, as their duties may include landscaping tasks and courteous interactions with mourners and other visitors. A gravedigger implements a variety of tools to accomplish his primary task. A template, in the form of a wooden frame built to prescribed specifications, is often placed on the ground over the intended grave. The gravedigger may use a sod-cutter or spade to cut the outline of the grave and remove the top layer of sod. Digging the grave by hand usually requires shovels, picks, mattocks, and/or other tools. Cemeteries in industrialized countries may keep a backhoe loader and other heavy equipment, which greatly increases the efficiency of gravedigging.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gravedigger in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gravedigger in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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