Runner

Run"ner

(?), n. [From Run.] 1. One who, or that which, runs; a racer.
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2. A detective. [Slang, Eng.] Dickens.
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3. A messenger. Swift.
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4. A smuggler. [Colloq.] R. North.
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5. One employed to solicit patronage, as for a steamboat, hotel, shop, etc. [Cant, U.S.]
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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.
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7. The rotating stone of a set of millstones.
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8. (Naut.) A rope rove through a block and used to increase the mechanical power of a tackle. Totten.
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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.
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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.
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11. The movable piece to which the ribs of an umbrella are attached.
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12. (Zol.) 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.
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13. (Zol.) Any cursorial bird.
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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.
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