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; also :  a member of the escort or honor guard of the coffin who does not actually help to carry it

Origin and Etymology of pallbearer

2pall


First Known Use: 1707


PALLBEARER Defined for English Language Learners

pallbearer

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noun pall·bear·er \ˈpȯl-ˌber-ər\

Definition of pallbearer for English Language Learners

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


PALLBEARER Defined for Kids

pallbearer

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noun pall·bear·er \ˈpȯl-ˌber-ər\

Definition of pallbearer for Students

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


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