torchbearer


torch·bear·er

noun \-ˌber-ər\

: someone who carries a torch at the head of a group of people

: someone who leads a campaign, movement, etc.

Full Definition of TORCHBEARER

1
:  one that carries a torch
2
:  someone in the forefront of a campaign, crusade, or movement

Examples of TORCHBEARER

  1. He became the torchbearer for civil rights.

First Known Use of TORCHBEARER

15th century

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