pallbearer


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pall·bear·er

 (pôl′bâr′ər)
n.
One of the persons carrying or attending a coffin at a funeral.
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pallbearer

(ˈpɔːlˌbɛərə)
n
a person who carries or escorts the coffin at a funeral
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pall•bear•er

(ˈpɔlˌbɛər ər)

n.
one of several persons who carry or attend the coffin at a funeral.
[1700–10]
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pall, pallbearer - Pallbearer is based on pall, which was first a cloth spread over a coffin, hearse, or tomb.
See also related terms for tomb.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pallbearer - one of the mourners carrying the coffin at a funeralpallbearer - one of the mourners carrying the coffin at a funeral
griever, lamenter, mourner, sorrower - a person who is feeling grief (as grieving over someone who has died)
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Translations

pallbearer

[ˈpɔːlˌbɛərəʳ] Nportador(a) m/f del féretro
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

pallbearer

[ˈpɔːlbɛərər] nporteur m de cercueil
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

pallbearer

nSargträger(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

pallbearer

[ˈpɔːlˌbɛərəʳ] npersona che porta la bara
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
Before he became involved in the pallbearer ministry, Froehlich, the student from Detroit, remembers questioning the value of funerals.
Their daughter''s body, in a small coffin, was carried into the church by a single pallbearer. The order of service carried a picture of Eliza-Mae still wearing her hospital ID wrist band.
He was recently a pallbearer at the funeral of legendary Scottish commentator Bill McClaren.
A BOWLS club president accused of claiming pounds 60,000 in disability benefits while he played his sport, acted as a pallbearer and running his own taxi business, told a jury the work was "therapeutic".
The presenter acted as pallbearer for Pat, 80, who won the hearts of the nation on the reality show with her no-nonsense advice and sausage plait.
Coordinator Tessa Bidgood added: "We have also been told that one of our ex-pupils was a pallbearer at Churchill's funeral in 1965."
A pallbearer collapsed and died by the freshly dug graveside of a teenager as his funeral service was taking place.
Sherlock, 33, who lives in a PS400,000 house in north Glasgow, was a pallbearer at Carroll's funeral.
Besides making me laugh (not something I was inclined to do after a long, sad day as a pallbearer for Meaghan, a 31-year-old victim of a brain tumor), it helped me appreciate our church's November nod to the dead.
He is asked to attend the funeral of a school friend he can barely remember and is persuaded to be a pallbearer and deliver the eulogy.
GUARDSMAN Paul Hewitt, of Anfield, Liverpool, was referred to as a pallbearer at the funeral of the Queen Mother (Daily Post, April 9).