flag-bearer

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From flag +‎ bearer.

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flag-bearer (plural flag-bearers)

  1. one who carries a flag, especially at a ceremony
    Synonyms: flag carrier, standard-bearer
  2. one who openly promotes an idea or value and becomes symbolic for it
    • 2012, The Economist, 22nd Sep., The Guardian's future: unguarded
      The Guardian’s editor, Alan Rusbridger, has been a flag-bearer for “open journalism”, which invites input from readers.

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