standard-bearer

noun
stan·​dard-bear·​er | \ ˈstan-dərd-ˌber-ər How to pronounce standard-bearer (audio) \

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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/standard-bearer. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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standard-bearer

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English Language Learners Definition of standard-bearer

formal
: the leader of an organization, movement, or political party
: someone who carries a flag or banner

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