runner - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    someone who runs for pleasure or as a sport

    a keen marathon runner

     Synonyms and related words
    1. a.
      a person or animal that runs in a race
    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
    a narrow piece of metal, wood, or plastic on which something such as a drawer or a door slides
    1. a.
      one of the two narrow pieces of metal under a sledge that it slides on over snow
  3. 3
    someone who carries drugs or weapons illegally from one place to another
  4. 4
    a long narrow carpet, especially in a hall or on stairs
  5. 5
    a stem that grows along the ground and has a new plant growing on it

    a strawberry runner