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Noun: standard-bearer  'stan-du(r)d,beh-ru(r)
  1. An outstanding leader of a political movement
     
  2. (military) the soldier who carries the standard of the unit in military parades or in battle
    - color bearer [US], colour bearer [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: standard-bearers

Type of: pol [N. Amer], political leader, politician, politico, pollie [Austral], polly [Austral], pongo [Brit], soldier

Encyclopedia: Standard-bearer