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Definition of "pallbearer" [pall•bear•er]

  • One of the persons carrying or attending a coffin at a funeral. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pallbearer" in a sentence
  • "It was extremely hard for me to take, especially once my parents told me that he wanted me to be a pallbearer with his other grandsons."
  • "So on Thursday I attended his rosary and today I was a pallbearer in his funeral."
  • "Jeff was a dear friend of my father and pallbearer in dad's funeral."