spear carrier

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n spear carrier a minor actor in crowd scenes
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Usage

In literature:

Louis the Goon Engel was a mere walk-on in the piece, a spear-carrier doomed to death.
"Hooded Detective, Volume III No. 2, January, 1942" by Various
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In news:

When Wake County Republicans gather these days, they cheer the loudest for their school board members, spear-carriers in a war against—a favorite GOP term—social engineering.
W hen Wake County Republicans gather these days, they cheer the loudest for their school board members, spear-carriers in a war against—a favorite GOP term—social engineering.
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