standard-bearer

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standard-bearer (plural standard-bearers)

  1. A person who carries a flag or banner (a standard).
    The standard-bearer in battle is in the center of the front line so the following troops know where to go; unfortunately, it also shows the enemy where to shoot.
  2. A person who visibly leads.
    He became the standard-bearer for their cause because of his celebrity.

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