Bear"er (?), n.
One who, or that which, bears, sustains, or carries.
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.
One who holds a check, note, draft, or other order for the payment of money; as, pay to bearer.
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.