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1A person who carries a boat.
Roman Catholic Church and Anglican Church. A person who carries the incense boat, accompanying the thurifer carrying the censer.
Early 18th century; earliest use found in John Potter (d. 1747), archbishop of Canterbury. From boat + bearer.
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