spear carrier

spear carrier

noun
1.
a supernumerary in a theatrical or operatic production, as one of a group of soldiers or a member of a crowd; extra.
2.
any minor member of a group, profession, political party, etc.; subordinate; underling.
Also, spear-carrier.


Origin:
1950–55

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