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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
Competitors and participants in sports and games
a horse running in a raceHorse racingHorse riding a person who works for someone by taking messages, collecting money, etc.Messengers and people who deliver things a running shoeShoes and shoemaking

runner noun [C] (BLADE)

one of two usually metal blades under a sledge which allow it to move along easilyThe exterior of vehiclesPhysical supports and supportingArches, columns and beams

runner noun [C] (STEM)

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

runner noun [C] (TAKING)

someone who takes illegal drugs or weapons from one place to another: a gun-runnerMiscellaneous criminals
(Definition of runner from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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