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Meaning of RUNNER

Pronunciation:  'runur

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

RUNNER is a 6 letter word that starts with R.

 

 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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 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
    attached.

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.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A slender, prostrate or trailing stem which produces roots and sometimes erect shoots at its nodes.
 

 

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