colorbearer


colorbearer
/kul"euhr bair'euhr/, n.
a person who carries the colors or standard, esp. of a military body. Cf. guidon (def. 2).
[1890-95; COLOR + BEARER]

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  • colorbearer — n. one who carries the colors or banners …   English contemporary dictionary

  • colorbearer — col•or•bear•er [[t]ˈkʌl ərˌbɛər ər[/t]] n. a person who carries the colors or standard, esp. of a military body Compare guidon 2) • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • colorbearer — /kul euhr bair euhr/, n. a person who carries the colors or standard, esp. of a military body. Cf. guidon (def. 2). [1890 95; COLOR + BEARER] …   Useful english dictionary

  • guidon — /guyd n/, n. Mil. 1. a small flag or streamer carried as a guide, for marking or signaling, or for identification. 2. the soldier carrying it. Cf. colorbearer. [1540 50; < MF < It guidone, equiv. to guid(are) to GUIDE + one n. suffix] * * * …   Universalium

  • stand|ard-bear|er — stand|ard|bear|er or stand|ard bear|er «STAN duhrd BAIR uhr», noun. 1. an officer or soldier who carries a flag or standard; colorbearer. 2. a person who carries a banner in a procession. 3. Figurative. a conspicuous leader, as of a movement,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • stand|ard|bear|er — or stand|ard bear|er «STAN duhrd BAIR uhr», noun. 1. an officer or soldier who carries a flag or standard; colorbearer. 2. a person who carries a banner in a procession. 3. Figurative. a conspicuous leader, as of a movement, political party, or… …   Useful english dictionary


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