- one of several persons who carry or attend the coffin at a funeral.
Origin of pallbearer
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Examples from the Web for pallbearer
Castro actually flew up to Montreal to be a pallbearer at the 2000 funeral of a beloved Canadian Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau.Canada ♥ Cuba Just Got Complicated
December 22, 2014
Should you be a relative or a pallbearer, wear a black weed on your hat.The Complete Bachelor
In 1780 he was a pallbearer at the funeral of Governor Hutchinson.The Loyalists of Massachusetts
James H. Stark
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When my brother Blackford was senator, it seemed to me he spent most of his time acting as pallbearer for the dead ones.A Hoosier Chronicle
Numbering many times six hundred, they advance afoot, creeping at a pallbearer's pace behind a barrage fire.The Glory of The Coming
Irvin S. Cobb
- a person who carries or escorts the coffin at a funeral
Word Origin and History for pallbearer
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