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pallbearer (n.)

also pall-bearer, "one who with others attends the coffin at a funeral," 1707, from pall (n.) in the sense of "cloth spread over a coffin" + agent noun of bear (v.). Originally one who holds the corners of the pall at a funeral.

updated on December 16, 2019

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Definitions of pallbearer from WordNet

pallbearer (n.)
one of the mourners carrying the coffin at a funeral;
Synonyms: bearer
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