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

1700–10; pall1 + bearer Unabridged
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pallbearer (ˈpɔːlˌbɛərə)
a person who carries or escorts the coffin at a funeral

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Example sentences
Mike was a member of the governor's wedding party, and a pallbearer at the
  funerals of both of the governor's parents.
They are involved in other volunteer activities that support veterans, such as
  pallbearer teams and rifle squads.
The pallbearer carrying the flag is always positioned to the right of the
But today they are as prominent as a pair of yellow shoes on a professional
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