Forerunner

Fore*run"ner

(?), n. 1. A messenger sent before to give notice of the approach of others; a harbinger; a sign foreshowing something; a prognostic; as, the forerunner of a fever.
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Whither the forerunner in for us entered, even Jesus.
Heb. vi. 20.
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My elder brothers, my forerunners, came.
Dryden.
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2. A predecessor; an ancestor. [Obs.] Shak.
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3. (Naut.) A piece of rag terminating the log line.
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