Meaning of RUNNER in English

RUNNER

/ ˈrʌnə(r); NAmE / noun

1.

a person or an animal that runs, especially one taking part in a race :

a long-distance / cross-country / marathon, etc. runner

a list of runners (= horses in a race) and riders

—see also forerunner , front runner , roadrunner

2.

(especially in compounds) a person who takes goods illegally into or out of a place :

a drug runner

—see also gunrunner

3.

a strip of metal, plastic or wood that sth slides on or can move along on :

the runners of a sledge

4.

a plant stem that grows along the ground and puts down roots to form a new plant

5.

a long narrow piece of cloth or carpet on a piece of furniture or on the floor

6.

a person in a company or an organization whose job is to take messages, documents, etc. from one place to another

7.

( CanE ) a shoe that is used for running or doing other sport in

IDIOMS

- do a runner

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