Definition of torchbearer
1 : one that carries a torch
2 : someone in the forefront of a campaign, crusade, or movement
Examples of torchbearer in a sentence
He became the torchbearer for civil rights.
First Known Use of torchbearer
TORCHBEARER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of torchbearer for English Language Learners
: someone who carries a torch at the head of a group of people
: someone who leads a campaign, movement, etc.
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