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Noun: runner  rú-nu(r)
  1. Someone who imports or exports without paying duties
    - smuggler, contrabandist, moon curser, moon-curser
  2. Someone who travels on foot by running
  3. A person who is employed to deliver messages or documents
    "he sent a runner over with the contract"
  4. (baseball) a baseball player on the team at bat who is on base (or attempting to reach a base)
    - base runner
  5. A horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips
    - stolon, offset
  6. A trained athlete who competes in foot races
  7. (football) the player who is carrying (and trying to advance) the ball on an offensive play
    - ball carrier
  8. A long narrow carpet
  9. Device consisting of the parts on which something can slide along
  10. Fish of western Atlantic: Cape Cod to Brazil
    - blue runner, Caranx crysos
  11. [Austral, NZ, Ireland] A canvas shoe with a pliable rubber sole
    - gym shoe, sneaker, tennis shoe, trainer [Brit], tackie [Ireland, S.Africa, informal], takkie [Ireland, S.Africa, informal], sneak [N. Amer, informal]

Derived forms: runners

Type of: athlete, ballplayer, baseball player, carpet, carpeting, courier, crim [Brit, informal], criminal, crook [informal], device, felon, football player [N. Amer], footballer [N. Amer], jack, jock [N. Amer, informal], malefactor [formal], messenger, outlaw, plant organ, rug, shoe, traveler [US], traveller [Brit, Cdn]

Part of: sled [N. Amer], sledge, sleigh

Encyclopedia: Runner, Runner