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Definition of Runner


  1. One that starts from the scratch; hence, one of first-rate ability.
  2. One who, or that which, runs; a racer.
  3. A detective.
  4. A messenger.
  5. A smuggler.
  6. One employed to solicit patronage, as for a steamboat, hotel, shop, etc.
  7. A slender trailing branch which takes root at the joints or end and there forms new plants, as in the strawberry and the common cinquefoil.
  8. The rotating stone of a set of millstones.
  9. A rope rove through a block and used to increase the mechanical power of a tackle.
  10. One of the pieces on which a sled or sleigh slides; also the part or blade of a skate which slides on the ice.
  11. A horizontal channel in a mold, through which the metal flows to the cavity formed by the pattern; also, the waste metal left in such a channel.
  12. A trough or channel for leading molten metal from a furnace to a ladle, mold, or pig bed.
  13. The movable piece to which the ribs of an umbrella are attached.
  14. A food fish (Elagatis pinnulatus) of Florida and the West Indies; -- called also skipjack, shoemaker, and yellowtail. The name alludes to its rapid successive leaps from the water.
  15. Any cursorial bird.
  16. A movable slab or rubber used in grinding or polishing a surface of stone.
  17. A tool on which lenses are fastened in a group, for polishing or grinding.
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Runner Translations

runner in Dutch is hardloper
runner in French is coureur
runner in Italian is corridore
runner in Latin is cursor
runner in Portuguese is corredor
runner in Spanish is alfil