- a sliding piece, as a loper.
- rocker (def. 1).
- a slender stolon that runs along the surface of the ground and sends out roots and leaves at the nodes, as in the strawberry.
- a plant that spreads by such stems.
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How to use runner in a sentence
For instance, neck gaiters are especially popular among runners.4 reasons you shouldn’t trash your neck gaiter based on the new mask study|Jonathan Lambert|August 12, 2020|Science News
It is also home to the Charlotte Rail Trail, which is popular with runners, walkers, and cyclists.Charlotte : Celebrating Diversity in the Queen City|LGBTQ-Editor|August 11, 2020|No Straight News
Zwift isn’t brand-new—it’s been around for a few years—and it markets itself as a training app for cyclists, runners, and triathletes.The Tour de France Is Going Virtual, and It Starts This Weekend|Vanessa Bates Ramirez|July 2, 2020|Singularity Hub
Then her team could also test just how well it would thwart would-be runners.
True, runners risk stepping into another person’s cloud of exhaled air.Six foot social-distancing will not always be enough for COVID-19|Tina Hesman Saey|April 23, 2020|Science News For Students
“I put on a dress and walked down, and ended up getting first runner-up,” she recalls.The Making of Kiesza: From Navy Sharpshooter to Beauty Queen to Pop Diva|Marlow Stern|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Runner-Up: Pauline Etienne, Eden I could not take my eyes off this immensely talented Belgian actress.Oscar Season Kicks Off in Toronto: Channing Tatum, Kristen Stewart, and More Court Awards Glory|Marlow Stern|September 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In April, Wehby was the front-runner; now, she is trailing badly and Oregon is safely in the D column.
He was smart and tough in the way of the hard worker, the long-distance runner, the gambler who wins on stamina.The Stacks: How Leonard Chess Helped Make Muddy Waters|Alex Belth|August 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One runner in Houston now has a permanent, hoof-shaped scar in the center of his forehead.
To talk German was beyond the sweep of my dizziest ambition, but an Italian runner or porter instantly presented himself.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
And since he was a very fast runner—for short distances—he met Grandfather Mole just as the old chap was crawling up the bank.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
He would be staggering, half blind with exhaustion—like a runner at the end of a long race, with a rival close at his heels.Love's Pilgrimage|Upton Sinclair
Finally a swift runner reached the watch-tower, whence the old king looked forth, awaiting news of the day.
Peter could feel it pound as if he had been a mile runner and the finish lay a hundred yards ahead of him.The Boy Grew Older|Heywood Broun
British Dictionary definitions for runner
- a person or vessel engaged in smuggling; smuggler
- (in combination)a rum-runner
- either of the strips of metal or wood on which a sledge runs
- the blade of an ice skate
- a slender stem with very long internodes, as of the strawberry, that arches down to the ground and propagates by producing roots and shoots at the nodes or tip
- a plant that propagates in this way