spear-carrier

noun
spear-car·​ri·​er | \ ˈspir-ˌker-ē-ər How to pronounce spear-carrier (audio) , -ˌka-rē- \

Definition of spear-carrier

1a : a member of an opera chorus
b : a bit actor in a play
2 : a person whose actions are of little significance or value in an event or organization

First Known Use of spear-carrier

1953, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Spear-carrier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spear-carrier. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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