undertaker


un·der·tak·er

noun \ˌən-dər-ˈtā-kər, 2 is ˈən-dər-ˌ\

: a person whose job is to arrange and manage funerals

Full Definition of UNDERTAKER

1
:  one that undertakes :  one that takes the risk and management of business :  entrepreneur
2
:  one whose business is to prepare the dead for burial and to arrange and manage funerals
3
:  an Englishman taking over forfeited lands in Ireland in the 16th and 17th centuries

Examples of UNDERTAKER

  1. <the undertaker wore black clothes and a solemn expression>

First Known Use of UNDERTAKER

15th century

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un·der·tak·er

noun \ˈən-dər-ˌtā-kər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of UNDERTAKER

: an individual whose business is to prepare the dead for burial and to arrange and manage funerals—called also mortician

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