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runner

noun [C] uk   /ˈrʌn.ər/ us    //

runner noun [C] (GOING QUICKLY)

A2 someone who runs, especially in competitions: a long-distance runner
See also
a horse running in a race a person who works for someone by taking messages, collecting money, etc. a running shoe
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runner noun [C] (BLADE)

one of two usually metal blades under a sledge which allow it to move along easily

runner noun [C] (STEM)

a long stem of a plant that grows along the ground in order to put down roots in a new place

runner noun [C] (TAKING)

someone who takes illegal drugs or weapons from one place to another: a gun-runner
Translations of “runner”
in Korean 주자…
in Arabic عَدّاء…
in Portuguese corredor, -ora…
in Catalan corredor, -a…
in Japanese 走者, ランナー…
in Italian corridore…
in Chinese (Traditional) 奔跑, 奔跑的人, (尤指)參加賽跑的人…
in Russian бегун…
in Turkish koşucu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 奔跑, 奔跑的人, (尤指)参加赛跑的人…
in Polish biegacz/ka…
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