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Meaning of standard-bearer

stand•ard-bear•er

Pronunciation: (stan'durd-bâr"ur), [key]
— n.
  1. an officer or soldier of an army or military unit who bears a standard.
  2. a conspicuous leader of a movement, political party, or the like.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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