standard-bearer

noun
stan·dard-bear·er | \ˈstan-dərd-ˌber-ər \

Definition of standard-bearer 

1 : one who bears a standard or banner

2 : one that leads an organization, movement, or party a standard-bearer for political reform

First Known Use of standard-bearer

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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standard-bearer

noun

English Language Learners Definition of standard-bearer

: the leader of an organization, movement, or political party

: someone who carries a flag or banner

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