Definitions for: Runner

[n] fish of western Atlantic: Cape Cod to Brazil
[n] device consisting of the parts on which something can slide along
[n] a baseball player on the team at bat who is on base (or attempting to reach a base)
[n] a person who is employed to deliver messages or documents; "he sent a runner over with the contract"
[n] someone who travels on foot by running
[n] a trained athlete who competes in foot races
[n] someone who imports or exports without paying duties
[n] a horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips

Webster (1913) Definition: Run"ner, n. [From Run.]
1. One who, or that which, runs; a racer.

2. A detective. [Slang, Eng.] --Dickens.

3. A messenger. --Swift.

4. A smuggler. [Colloq.] --R. North.

5. One employed to solicit patronage, as for a steamboat,
hotel, shop, etc. [Cant, U.S.]

6. (Bot.) 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.

7. The rotating stone of a set of millstones.

8. (Naut.) A rope rove through a block and used to increase
the mechanical power of a tackle. --Totten.

9. One of the pieces on which a sled or sleigh slides; also
the part or blade of a skate which slides on the ice.

10. (Founding)
(a) 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.
(b) A trough or channel for leading molten metal from a
furnace to a ladle, mold, or pig bed.

11. The movable piece to which the ribs of an umbrella are

12. (Zo["o]l.) 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.

13. (Zo["o]l.) Any cursorial bird.

14. (Mech.)
(a) A movable slab or rubber used in grinding or
polishing a surface of stone.
(b) A tool on which lenses are fastened in a group, for
polishing or grinding.

Synonyms: base runner, blue runner, Caranx crysos, contrabandist, mooncurser, offset, smuggler, stolon

See Also: arms-runner, athlete, ballplayer, baseball player, blade, courier, criminal, crook, device, felon, gunrunner, jack, jock, jogger, long-distance runner, malefactor, marathon runner, marathoner, messenger, miler, outlaw, plant organ, road runner, rumrunner, ski, skis, sled, sledge, sleigh, sprinter, traveler, traveller

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