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spear carrier

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noun

a supernumerary in a theatrical or operatic production, as one of a group of soldiers or a member of a crowd; extra.
any minor member of a group, profession, political party, etc.; subordinate; underling.

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Origin of spear carrier

First recorded in 1950–55
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