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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Runner \Run"ner\, n. [From Run.] 1. One who, or that which, runs; a racer. [1913 Webster] 2. A detective. [Slang, Eng.] --Dickens. [1913 Webster] 3. A messenger. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 4. A smuggler. [Colloq.] --R. North. [1913 Webster] 5. One employed to solicit patronage, as for a steamboat, hotel, shop, etc. [Cant, U.S.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 7. The rotating stone of a set of millstones. [1913 Webster] 8. (Naut.) A rope rove through a block and used to increase the mechanical power of a tackle. --Totten. [1913 Webster] 9. One of the pieces on which a sled or sleigh slides; also the part or blade of a skate which slides on the ice. [1913 Webster] 10. (Founding) (a) A horizontal channel in a mold, through which the metal flows to the cavity formed by the pattern; also, the waste metal left in such a channel. (b) A trough or channel for leading molten metal from a furnace to a ladle, mold, or pig bed. [1913 Webster] 11. The movable piece to which the ribs of an umbrella are attached. [1913 Webster] 12. (Zool.) A food fish (Elagatis pinnulatus) of Florida and the West Indies; -- called also skipjack, shoemaker, and yellowtail. The name alludes to its rapid successive leaps from the water. [1913 Webster] 13. (Zool.) Any cursorial bird. [1913 Webster] 14. (Mech.) (a) A movable slab or rubber used in grinding or polishing a surface of stone. (b) A tool on which lenses are fastened in a group, for polishing or grinding. [1913 Webster]