- The definition of a pallbearer is a person who carries a coffin at the funeral.
An example of a pallbearer is a man helping to carry the coffin up the aisle of the church at a funeral mass.
Pallbearers carry a coffin at a funeral.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: pall plush bearer: formerly, one who held the edges of the pall
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