Meaning of flagbearer in English:


Pronunciation /ˈflaɡbɛːrə/

Translate flagbearer into Spanish


  • 1A person who is responsible for carrying the flag of their country at a ceremony, particularly at the opening or closing of an international sports contest.

    ‘he will perform his duties as flagbearer for Slovakia during the opening ceremonies’
    • ‘He attended a press conference where the team unveiled its uniforms and flagbearer for the Opening Ceremonies—swimmer and past Games alum Quinlan Roberts.’
    • ‘“You miss being able to master something,” said Whitfield, who was Canada's opening-ceremony flagbearer for the 2012 London Olympics.’
    • ‘“To nail two solid runs is a huge weight off my shoulders,” Beau-James Wells, the New Zealand flagbearer for the Games' opening ceremony, told the news channel.’
    • ‘She faced a backlash from teammates after complaining about losing a coin toss to choose the country's flagbearer for the Olympic opening ceremony.’
    • ‘Four years ago after winning gold she was chosen by her team-mates to have the honour of being the flagbearer for the opening ceremony.’
    1. 1.1A leading figure in a cause or movement.
      ‘she has become a flagbearer for abuse victims’
      • ‘Some political commentators would be keen to know whether he is coming back to take the mantle of flagbearer.’
      • ‘He is reportedly lacing his boots to declare his intention to become the next flagbearer for the party.’
      • ‘With her UNICEF platform and legion of engaged followers, she has cemented her position as a flagbearer of Gen Z rights to be heard and, crucially, respected.’
      • ‘The story is complemented by Mokshada, a flagbearer of body positivity, who expresses herself through a riveting dance.’
      • ‘What happened to the hardcore flagbearer for the dream of a United States of Africa—the country where unity is not a concept, it is a practice?’