pall-bearer

pallbearer

[pawl-bair-er]
noun
one of several persons who carry or attend the coffin at a funeral.

Origin:
1700–10; pall1 + bearer

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pallbearer (ˈpɔːlˌbɛərə)
 
n
a person who carries or escorts the coffin at a funeral

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