- The definition of a thurifer is a person who holds the incense during church services.
An example of a thurifer is an altar server who carries incense to the altar in a Catholic Mass.
thurifer definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Modern Latin ; from Classical Latin thus (see thurible) plush ferre, bear
thurifer definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Latin thūrifer, incense-bearing : thūs, thūr-, incense; see thurible + -fer, -fer.