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torchbearer

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noun torch·bear·er \-ˌber-ər\

Simple Definition of torchbearer

  • : 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. 1 :  one that carries a torch

  2. 2 :  someone in the forefront of a campaign, crusade, or movement

Examples of torchbearer

  1. He became the torchbearer for civil rights.



15th Century

First Known Use of torchbearer

15th century


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