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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 ?
"If you want to eat and drink, order the victuals at once," replied one of the runners, sulkily.
"Too bad," said the doctor, turning round again to the runners; "really too bad, gentlemen, to suspect me of that!"
"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.
* The "Bow Street runners" of those days were the predecessors of the detective police of the present time.
The whistling sound of the runners on the snow and the voices of girls shrieking were heard from different sides.
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.
At the fourth round--in other words, at the round which completed the first mile, the first change in the relative position of the runners occurred.
Instead of throwing to a base for the force out, the shortstop attempts to tag the runner going to third base.
Gross Runner up: Miss Tantita Aungsusee Wong was runner up with a score of 223.
AFTER EFFECTS: Runner's Science is a research study on the effects of distance running on the human body.
The topic of runner sizing always comes up during our plastics education courses at the AIM Institute.