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hearse (plural hearses)
- A hind in the second year of its age.
- A framework of wood or metal placed over the coffin or tomb of a deceased person, and covered with a pall; also, a temporary canopy bearing wax lights and set up in a church, under which the coffin was placed during the funeral ceremonies.
- A grave, coffin, tomb, or sepulchral monument.
- A bier or handbarrow for conveying the dead to the grave.
- A carriage or vehicle specially adapted or used for transporting a dead person to the place of funeral or to the grave.
framework placed over coffin or tomb
grave, coffin, tomb
vehicle for transporting dead