Meaning of RUNNER in English

RUNNER

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈrə-nər ]

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 root 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

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