Meaning of RUNNER in English

RUNNER

n.

Pronunciation: ' r ə -n ə r

Function: noun

Date: 14th century

1 a : one that runs : RACER b : BASE RUNNER c : BALLCARRIER

2 a : MESSENGER b : one that smuggles or distributes illicit or contraband goods (as drugs, liquor, or guns)

3 : any of several large vigorous carangid fishes

4 a : either of the longitudinal pieces on which a sled or sleigh slides b : the part of a skate that slides on the ice : BLADE c : the support of a drawer or a sliding door

5 a : an elongated horizontal stem arising from the base of a plant especially : STOLON 1A b : a plant (as a strawberry) that forms or spreads by means of runners c : a twining vine (as a scarlet runner bean)

6 a : a long narrow carpet for a hall or staircase b : a narrow decorative cloth cover for a table or dresser top

7 : an adjustable backstay running from mast to rail on a sail boat or ship

8 : a running shot in basketball

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.