pallbearer

[ pawl-bair-er ]
/ ˈpɔlˌbɛər ər /

noun

one of several persons who carry or attend the coffin at a funeral.

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Origin of pallbearer

First recorded in 1700–10; pall1 + bearer
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pallbearer

/ (ˈpɔːlˌbɛərə) /

noun

a person who carries or escorts the coffin at a funeral
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