Standard-bearer meaning

stăndərd-bârər
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A person who carries a flag or banner (a standard).

The standard-bearer in battle is in the center of the front line so the following troops know where to go; unfortunately, it also shows the enemy where to shoot.

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One who carries a standard or banner, especially of a military unit.
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An outstanding leader or representative of a movement, organization, or political party.
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The person assigned to carry the standard, or flag, of a group, esp. of a military organization.
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The leader or chief representative of a movement, political party, etc.
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A person who visibly leads.

He became the standard-bearer for their cause because of his celebrity.

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