- 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.
pallbearer definition by Webster's New World
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one of the persons who attend or bear the coffin at a funeral
Origin: pall plush bearer: formerly, one who held the edges of the pall
pallbearer definition by American Heritage Dictionary
One of the persons carrying or attending a coffin at a funeral.