Pallbearer



[pawl-bair-er] /ˈpɔlˌbɛər ər/

noun
1.
one of several persons who carry or attend the coffin at a funeral.
/ˈpɔːlˌbɛərə/
noun
1.
a person who carries or escorts the coffin at a funeral
n.

also pall-bearer, 1707, from pall (n.) + agent noun of bear (v.). Originally one who holds the corners of the pall at a funeral.

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