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Synonyms for runner

a person who carries messages or is sent on errands

a person who engages in smuggling

a young stemlike growth arising from a plant

Synonyms for runner

someone who travels on foot by running

a person who is employed to deliver messages or documents

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a baseball player on the team at bat who is on base (or attempting to reach a base)

a horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips

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a trained athlete who competes in foot races

(football) the player who is carrying (and trying to advance) the ball on an offensive play

a long narrow carpet

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device consisting of the parts on which something can slide along

fish of western Atlantic: Cape Cod to Brazil

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References in classic literature ?
Sam," said one of the runners to the other, "you look to our civil friend here, and I'll grab Moses when he brings up the lunch.
The minutes were getting on, and I had not heard a word yet, through the peephole, on the subject of the reserve of Bow Street runners outside.
Father's off with the governor in the gig, and the runners in hiding outside are in full cry after them.
Nicholas set off, following the first sleigh; behind him the others moved noisily, their runners squeaking.
When they came out onto the beaten highroad- polished by sleigh runners and cut up by rough-shod hoofs, the marks of which were visible in the moonlight- the horses began to tug at the reins of their own accord and increased their pace.
The whistling sound of the runners on the snow and the voices of girls shrieking were heard from different sides.
So it happened that as Tarzan and Tambudza sneaked warily from the village and melted into the Stygian darkness of the jungle two lithe runners took their way in the same direction, though by another trail.
heir,' who standing on the runners was hanging on at the back of the sledge.
The sled was the one point of life and motion in the midst of the solemn quietude, and the harsh churn of its runners but emphasized the silence through which it moved.
The sled runners would not slide over it so well, while one of the men must go in advance of the dogs and pack it down with snowshoes so that they should not wallow.
The runners were on their way to the starting-place.
The official persons stood together in a group; their eyes following the runners round and round with the closest attention.
The load quivered, and from under the runners arose a crisp crackling.
The crackling turned into a snapping, the sled pivoting and the runners slipping and grating several inches to the side.
Tartar, with a wave of his hand and the deftness of a cat, had already dipped through his scuttle of scarlet runners without breaking a leaf, and 'gone below.