Meaning of RUNNER in English


/run"euhr/ , n.

1. a person, animal, or thing that runs, esp. as a racer.

2. a messenger.

3. a messenger of a bank or brokerage house.

4. Baseball. See base runner .

5. Football. the ball-carrier.

6. a person whose business it is to solicit patronage or trade.

7. a person acting as collector, agent, or the like, for a bank, broker, etc.

8. something in or on which something else runs or moves.

9. either of the long, bladelike strips of metal or wood on which a sled or sleigh slides.

10. the blade of an ice skate.

11. the rotating system of blades driven by the fluid passing through a reaction turbine.

12. the rotating member of a pair of millstones. Cf. bed stone .

13. a roller on which something moves along.

14. Furniture.

a. a sliding piece, as a loper.

b. rocker (def. 1).

15. an operator or manager, as of a machine.

16. a long, narrow rug, suitable for a hall or passageway.

17. a long, narrow strip of line, embroidery, lace, or the like, placed across a table.

18. Bot.

a. a slender stolon that runs along the surface of the ground and sends out roots and leaves at the nodes, as in the strawberry.

b. a plant that spreads by such stems.

19. Metall. any of the channels through which molten metal flows.

20. a smuggler.

21. a vessel engaged in smuggling.

22. a person who takes, transmits, and often pays off bets for a bookmaker or a numbers pool.

23. Ichthyol. a jurel, Caranx crysos, inhabiting waters from Cape Cod to Brazil.

24. Building Trades. a horizontal longitudinal timber resting upon the uprights of a staging and supporting the footing pieces.

25. Theat. a piece of carpet or matting placed in the wings for deadening offstage sounds.

26. a tackle or part of a tackle consisting of a line rove through a single block and fixed at one end. See diag. under tackle .

[ 1250-1300; ME; see RUN, -ER 1 ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .