Meaning of RUNNER in English
run ‧ ner /ˈrʌnə $ -ər/ BrE AmE noun [countable]
[ Word Family: noun : ↑ run , ↑ rerun , ↑ runner , ↑ running , ↑ overrun ; verb : ↑ run , ↑ outrun , ↑ overrun , ↑ rerun ; adjective : ↑ running , ↑ runny ; adverb : ↑ running ]
1 . someone who runs for sport or pleasure ⇨ jogger :
a long-distance runner
a marathon runner
2 . a horse that runs in a race:
The runners and riders appear in Friday’s Racing Post.
3 . do a runner British English informal to leave somewhere quickly in order to avoid paying for something or having to meet someone:
By the time the police got there, the boys had done a runner.
4 . one of the two thin pieces of metal under a ↑ sledge , or the single piece of metal under a ↑ skate
5 . the bar of wood or metal that a drawer or curtain slides along
6 . technical a stem on a plant that grows along the ground and then puts down roots to form a new plant
7 . a long narrow piece of cloth or ↑ carpet
⇨ ↑ drug runner , ⇨ gun runner at ↑ gun-running , ⇨ ↑ front-runner
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012