standard-bearer

[ stan-derd-bair-er ]
/ ˈstæn dərdˌbɛər ər /

noun

an officer or soldier of an army or military unit who bears a standard.
a conspicuous leader of a movement, political party, or the like.

Origin of standard-bearer

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50

Related forms

stand·ard-bear·er·ship, noun
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standard-bearer


noun

an officer or man who carries a standard
a leader of a cause or party
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