stretch runner
noun Date: 1922 a racehorse that makes a strong bid in the homestretch

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • stretch runner — stretch′ run ner n. spo an athlete or horse that is strong in the homestretch • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • stretch runner — an athlete or horse that is especially strong or fast in the final stage of a race. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

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  • stretch runner — noun : a racehorse that makes a strong bid in the homestretch * * * an athlete or horse that is especially strong or fast in the final stage of a race. [1920 25] …   Useful english dictionary

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  • stretch — I. verb Etymology: Middle English strecchen, from Old English streccan; akin to Old High German strecchan to stretch, Old English stræc firm, severe Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to extend (as one s limbs or body) in a reclining… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • stretchrunner — stretch runner n. A runner or racehorse that makes a strong effort in the last stretch of a race. * * * …   Universalium

  • Running — Runner redirects here. For other uses, see Runner (disambiguation). This article is about the type of locomotion in humans. For running in horses, see Horse gait. For locomotion in dogs, see Gait (dog). For general locomotion, see Gait. For other …   Wikipedia

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