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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Runner  \Run"ner\,  n.  [From  {Run}.] 
  1.  One  who  or  that  which  runs;  a  racer. 
  2.  A  detective.  [Slang,  Eng.]  --Dickens. 
  3.  A  messenger.  --Swift. 
  4.  A  smuggler.  [Colloq.]  --R.  North. 
  5.  One  employed  to  solicit  patronage,  as  for  a  steamboat, 
  hotel,  shop,  etc  [Cant,  U.S.] 
  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. 
  7.  The  rotating  stone  of  a  set  of  millstones. 
  8.  (Naut.)  A  rope  rove  through  a  block  and  used  to  increase 
  the  mechanical  power  of  a  tackle.  --Totten. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Scratch  player  \Scratch  player\,  runner  \runner\,  etc 
  One  that  starts  from  the  scratch;  hence  one  of  first-rate 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  someone  who  imports  or  exports  without  paying  duties  [syn:  {smuggler}, 
  {contrabandist},  {mooncurser}] 
  2:  someone  who  travels  on  foot  by  running 
  3:  a  person  who  is  employed  to  deliver  messages  or  documents; 
  "he  sent  a  runner  over  with  the  contract" 
  4:  a  baseball  player  on  the  team  at  bat  who  is  on  base  (or 
  attempting  to  reach  a  base)  [syn:  {base  runner}] 
  5:  a  horizontal  branch  from  the  base  of  plant  that  produces  new 
  plants  from  buds  at  its  tips  [syn:  {stolon},  {offset}] 
  6:  a  trained  athlete  who  competes  in  foot  races 
  7:  the  parts  on  which  something  can  move  along 
  8:  fish  of  western  Atlantic:  Cape  Cod  to  Brazil  [syn:  {blue 
  runner},  {Caranx  crysos}] 

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