1An actor with a walk-on part.
- He moved to the National Theatre as a spear carrier in Olivier's first company in 1963.
- I met a man the other night who told me he was going to be a spear carrier in Scottish Opera's forthcoming production of Tosca.
- Cast me as a spear carrier, and I will happily exercise my free will and step aside to give somebody else their five minutes of fame.
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