runner

Definitions

General English

Agriculture

Construction

  • The lengthwise horizontal bracing or bearing members.
  • A cold- rolled channel used to support steel studs in a partition or ceiling tile.

Cricket

  • noun a player who is allowed to take runs on behalf of an incapacitated batsman
    Citation ‘England had just three wickets standing and one of these, Simon Jones, was only doing so with assistance: Strauss was padding up as his runner’ (Haigh 2005)
  • noun the batsman at the non-striker’s end.
    Compare facer

Food

  • Used for black and white puddings, Bologna sausage, etc.

Law

  • noun a member of a gang of pickpockets who takes the items stolen and runs away with them to a safe place

Media Studies

  • noun a general helper on a film shoot or at an editing session, who makes coffees, goes out for food, relays messages etc.

Military

  • noun a soldier used to deliver verbal messages

Publishing

  • noun a small line number printed in the margin of a text

Sports

  • noun an athlete or horse in a race
  • noun the blade of an ice skate
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