spear carrier

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spear′ car`rier

1. a supernumerary in a theatrical or operatic production.
2. a minor or subordinate member of a group.
3. a leader of a group or movement; spearhead.
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Noun1.spear carrier - a minor actor in crowd scenes
actor, histrion, thespian, role player, player - a theatrical performer
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