bearer


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bearer \Bear"er\ (b[^a]r"[~e]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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