Runner Run"ner, n. [From {Run}.] 1. One who, or that which, runs; a racer. [1913 Webster]

2. A detective. [Slang, Eng.] --Dickens. [1913 Webster]

3. A messenger. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

4. A smuggler. [Colloq.] --R. North. [1913 Webster]

5. One employed to solicit patronage, as for a steamboat, hotel, shop, etc. [Cant, U.S.] [1913 Webster]

6. (Bot.) A slender trailing branch which takes root at the joints or end and there forms new plants, as in the strawberry and the common cinquefoil. [1913 Webster]

7. The rotating stone of a set of millstones. [1913 Webster]

8. (Naut.) A rope rove through a block and used to increase the mechanical power of a tackle. --Totten. [1913 Webster]

9. One of the pieces on which a sled or sleigh slides; also the part or blade of a skate which slides on the ice. [1913 Webster]

10. (Founding) (a) A horizontal channel in a mold, through which the metal flows to the cavity formed by the pattern; also, the waste metal left in such a channel. (b) A trough or channel for leading molten metal from a furnace to a ladle, mold, or pig bed. [1913 Webster]

11. The movable piece to which the ribs of an umbrella are attached. [1913 Webster]

12. (Zo["o]l.) A food fish ({Elagatis pinnulatus}) of Florida and the West Indies; -- called also {skipjack}, {shoemaker}, and {yellowtail}. The name alludes to its rapid successive leaps from the water. [1913 Webster]

13. (Zo["o]l.) Any cursorial bird. [1913 Webster]

14. (Mech.) (a) A movable slab or rubber used in grinding or polishing a surface of stone. (b) A tool on which lenses are fastened in a group, for polishing or grinding. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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