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noun [countable]     runner pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    a person or animal that runs in a race
    1. a.
      someone who runs for pleasure or as a sport
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    2. b.
      in baseball, a player who is on one of the bases waiting for the ball to be hit, so that they can try to run and get a point
  2. 2
    one of the two narrow pieces of metal under a sled that it slides on over snow
    1. a.
      a narrow piece of metal, wood, or plastic on which something such as a drawer or a door slides
  3. 3
    someone who carries drugs or weapons illegally from one place to another
  4. 4
    a stem that grows along the ground and has a new plant growing on it

    a strawberry runner

  5. 5
    a long narrow carpet, especially in a hall or on stairs
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