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spear–carrier

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noun spear–car·ri·er \ˈspir-ˌka-rē-ər\

Definition of spear–carrier

  1. 1a :  a member of an opera chorusb :  a bit actor in a play

  2. 2 :  a person whose actions are of little significance or value in an event or organization



1953

First Known Use of spear–carrier

1953


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