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English definition of “runner”

runner

noun  /ˈrʌn·ər/ us  

runner noun (BLADE)

[C] a long, narrow blade designed to slide over ice easily, fixed to the bottom of skates (= a type of boot) or snow vehicles

runner noun (SHOE)

[C usually pl] a sneaker
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