runner


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Related to runner: road runner
Drug slang A regional term for a person who transports drugs, but may not sell them
Emergency medicine A nurse or other healthcare worker responsible for obtaining supplies or medications needed during emergency CPR
Sports medicine A person whose primary exercise is running/jogging.

runner

Drug slang A person who transports drugs, but may not sell them. See Body packer. Cf Dealer Emergency medicine A nurse or personnel responsible for obtaining supplies or medications needed during emergency CPR. See Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Code blue.

runner

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stolon

a long, slender stem running along the surface of the ground, arising from the axil of a leaf, whose function is to enable rapid VEGATIVE PROPAGATION in an area. Along the runner are small scale-leaves with buds from which roots emerge and enter the soil. Eventually the runner withers, leaving many new daughter plants (each is a CLONE). Runners are found in, for example, strawberries and creeping buttercup.
References in classic literature ?
We are Bow Street runners, and we've got you for coining.
If you want to eat and drink, order the victuals at once," replied one of the runners, sulkily.
The revolver was fired, and the five runners were off and away.
The old count's troyka, with Dimmler and his party, started forward, squeaking on its runners as though freezing to the snow, its deep-toned bell clanging.
His runners could quickly overtake them--they move slowly.
The good stallion took the sledge along at a brisk pace over the smooth-frozen road through the village, the runners squeaking slightly as they went.
Only could be heard the sharp, jarring grate of the steel runners over the hard surface and the creak of the straining sled.
In a sand-boat, which has runners like a sled and sails like a ship.
After the two runners he is the most important personage on the ground.
Matthewson's sled, loaded with a thousand pounds of flour, had been standing for a couple of hours, and in the intense cold (it was sixty below zero) the runners had frozen fast to the hard-packed snow.
But the one behind followed after him, so that immediately there were three runners, one after the other--namely, foremost the voluntary beggar, then Zarathustra, and thirdly, and hindmost, his shadow.
If you would like a little more of it, I could throw out a few lines and stays between my windows and yours, which the runners would take to directly.