runner

Part of speech: noun

A detective.

Part of speech: noun

One who or that which runs; a messenger.

Part of speech: noun

That part on which an object, as a sled, runs or slides.

Part of speech: noun

A slender, prostrate stem that takes root, forming new plants.

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Usage examples "runner":

  1. That is what Beardsley did when he turned his privateer into a blockade- runner." - "Marcy The Blockade Runner", Harry Castlemon.
  2. For another thing, it is a long race that you are running before you reach the point from which your fellow runner starts; so you have got to save your wind. - "The Young Man and the World", Albert J. Beveridge.
  3. He disappeared lying flat on his stomach, his hands grasping each a projecting runner, his legs spread wide apart. - "The Adventures of Bobby Orde", Stewart Edward White.