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bear•er



Pronunciation: (bâr'ur), [key]
n.
1. a person or thing that carries, upholds, or brings: dozens of bearers on the safari.
2. the person who presents an order for money or goods: Pay to the bearer.
3. a tree or plant that yields fruit or flowers.
4. the holder of rank or office; incumbent.
5. pallbearer.
6. (esp. in India) a native boy or man employed as a personal or household servant.
7. Print.
a. furniture (def. 4).
b. one of several strips of metal fitted at the sides of a plate for support during inking and proving.
8. a joistlike member supporting the floorboards of a scaffold.
9. Furniture.See bearing rail.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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