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pallbearer

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noun pall·bear·er \ˈpȯl-ˌber-ər\

Simple Definition of pallbearer

  • : a person who helps to carry the coffin at a funeral

Full Definition of pallbearer

  1. :  a person who helps to carry the coffin at a funeral; also :  a member of the escort or honor guard of the coffin who does not actually help to carry it

Origin of pallbearer

2pall


First Known Use: 1707


PALLBEARER Defined for Kids

pallbearer

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noun pall·bear·er \ˈpȯl-ˌber-ər\

Definition of pallbearer

  1. :  a person who helps to carry the coffin at a funeral




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