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Synonyms for standard-bearer

an outstanding leader of a political movement

the soldier who carries the standard of the unit in military parades or in battle

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TeamUSA dishonorably tossed a coin to decide its 2018 flag bearer.
A clarification issued here on Saturday said that it is being reported that there has been a last minute change in the flag bearer of the Pakistan Contingent and that there is difference of opinion in the selection between PSB and POA.
ANDY MURRAY will be "emotional" as he carries out his duties as Great Britain's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics, according to his mother.
Murray (above) said: "I'm very proud to be selected as flag bearer - to represent your country at the Games is an unbelievable experience, but to lead out Team GB will be an incredible honour.
ANDY Murray is set to be named Great Britain's flag bearer for the opening ceremony of Rio 2016 Games at the Maracana Stadium tomorrow night.
BOXER Paddy Barnes has been selected as Ireland's flag bearer for this summer's Olympic Games in Rio.
Jones, who was also the official Team Wales flag bearer at the Games' opening ceremony, brought home the gold medal following a stunning performance in the 48kg class in women's weightlifting.
Our Emirates Flag Bearer programme is giving the rugby stars of tomorrow an unforgettable experience and connection to the sport.
Don't Touch was Richard Fahey's biggest flag bearer as he defied all the stats to make the bookies cry with a 6-1 triumph in the Ayr Gold Cup.
SCOTLAND'S flag bearer at last year's Commonwealth Games was among around 70 people honoured by the Queen yesterday.
Team Newfoundland and Labrador announced the team's flag bearer during an athletes' rally at the Powerplex in St.
Rival Ford shut its Transit factory in Southampton last year making Vauxhall's Luton facility the sole flag bearer for UK van manufacturing on a site where more than eight million vehicles have been built since 1905.
Rival Ford shut its Transit factory in Southampton last year making Vauxhall's Luton facility the sole flag bearer for UK van manufacturing - on a site where more than eight million vehicles have been built since 1905.
He was the flag bearer of the Iranian Olympic Team at the 1992 Summer Olympic Games.