Definition of torchbearer noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    torchbearer

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    noun
    NAmE//ˈtɔrtʃˌbɛrər//
     
     
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  1. 1a person who carries a torch, for example at the Olympic Games
  2. 2a person who leads other people, or sets an example, in working toward a valued goal She became a torchbearer for civil rights.