standard-bearer

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  • noun

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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Our Emirates Flag Bearer programme is giving the rugby stars of tomorrow an unforgettable experience and connection to the sport.
Team Wales Chef de Mission Brian Davies said: "We are delighted to announce Frankie Jones as our Team Wales flag bearer for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Gethin Darlington, 11, has won our competition to be a flag bearer at Wembley (inset) on Sunday
He said great Bacha Khan was a champion of peace and flag bearer of non violence philosophy and called for unity in the ranks and files of our nation to steer the country out of existing tough challenges.
Other flag bearers included Doreen Lawrence, the mother of Stephen Lawrence, the black teenager whose murder in 1993 led to the Metropolitan police being accused of 'institutional racism', Leyma Gbowee, a Nobel peace prize winner credited with ending the civil war in Liberia and Sally Becker, known as the Angel of Mostar, for rescuing children from war-torn Bosnia.
According to legend, it was then that the US flag bearer, athlete Ralph Rose, controversially refused to dip the Stars and Stripes before the Royal Box like every other nation, apparently establishing a practice now enshrined in US federal law.
The IOA has shortlisted four names for India's flag bearer at the London Games and all of them are the Olympics medalist.
Rebecca Adlington is second favourite but though swimmer Mark Foster was the 2008 flag bearer a quote from British Swimming chief Michael Scott should be enough to put you off backing her.
Addressing a huge gathering at the mausoleum of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto on her fourth death anniversary, the President said Aseefa will be the flag bearer of the party and will carry on the family tradition of serving the people of Pakistan.
DAVID Davies described being chosen as flag bearer for Wales at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Delhi as "a massive honour".
Ronnie is the one at the front of my army, he's my flag bearer," said Hearn (right).
team was led by flag bearer Chris Witty and received at least polite applause.
Bernard mascot and participated as a flag bearer during the National Anthem.
HOLDING TIGHT Flag bearer Euan Burton proudly displays his judo gold
BY DEIRDRE SMITH DOWNHILL skier Conor Lyne will be Ireland's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games tomorrow.