Run"ner(?), n. [From Run.] 1. One who, or that which, runs; a racer.
2. A detective.
3. A messenger.
4. A smuggler.
5. One employed to solicit patronage, as for a steamboat, hotel, shop, etc.
(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.
(Naut.) A rope rove through a block and used to increase the mechanical power of a tackle.
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.
(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.
(Zol.) A food fish (Elagatis pinnulatus) of Florida and the West Indies; -- called also
yellowtail. The name alludes to its rapid successive leaps from the water.
(Zol.) Any cursorial bird.
(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.
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