Undertaker
Undertaker Un`der*tak"er, n. 1. One who undertakes; one who engages in any project or business. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

2. One who stipulates or covenants to perform any work for another; a contractor. [1913 Webster]

To sign deputations for undertakes to furnish their proportions of saltpeter. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]

In come some other undertakes, and promise us the same or greater wonders. --South. [1913 Webster]

3. Specifically, one who takes the charge and management of funerals. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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