- 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.
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Words nearby runner
Example sentences from the Web for runner
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