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RUN'NER, noun [from run.]

1. One that runs; that which runs.

2. A racer.

3. A messenger.

4. A shooting sprig.

In every root there will be one runner with little buds on it.

5. One of the stones of a mill.

6. A bird.

7. A thick rope used to increase the mechanical power of a tackle.