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Bear"er (?), n.


One who, or that which, bears, sustains, or carries.

"Bearers of burdens." 2 Chron. ii. 18. "The bearer of unhappy news."



Specifically: One who assists in carrying a body to the grave; a pallbearer.



A palanquin carrier; also, a house servant.



A tree or plant yielding fruit; as, a good bearer.

5. Com.

One who holds a check, note, draft, or other order for the payment of money; as, pay to bearer.

6. Print.

A strip of reglet or other furniture to bear off the impression from a blank page; also, a type or type-high piece of metal interspersed in blank parts to support the plate when it is shaved.


© Webster 1913.

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