Bearer

Bear"er

(br"r), n. 1. One who, or that which, bears, sustains, or carries. "Bearers of burdens." 2 Chron. ii. 18. "The bearer of unhappy news." Dryden.
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2. Specifically: One who assists in carrying a body to the grave; a pallbearer. Milton.
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3. A palanquin carrier; also, a house servant. [India]
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4. A tree or plant yielding fruit; as, a good bearer.
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5. (Com.) One who holds a check, note, draft, or other order for the payment of money; as, pay to bearer.
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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.
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