Torchbearer \Torch"bear`er\, n. One whose office it is to carry a torch. [1913 Webster]

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  • torchbearer — noun Date: 15th century 1. one that carries a torch 2. someone in the forefront of a campaign, crusade, or movement …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • torchbearer — torch•bear•er [[t]ˈtɔrtʃˌbɛər ər[/t]] n. 1) a person who carries a torch 2) a leader in a movement, campaign, etc • Etymology: 1530–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • torchbearer — /ˈtɔtʃbɛərə/ (say tawchbairruh) noun 1. someone or something that carries a torch. 2. someone who brings knowledge or enlightenment, especially in a new sphere of activity …   Australian English dictionary

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