In cricket, a runner is a team member who runs between the wickets for an injured batsman.

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  1. Agent noun of run; somebody who runs:
    1. Somebody who moves at a fast pace.
      The first runner to cross the finish line wins the race.
    2. Somebody who controls or manages (e.g. a system).
      1. A quick escape away from a scene.
He did a runner after robbing the drugstore
  1. A type of soft-soled shoe originally intended for runners, compare trainer; a sneaker.
  2. A part of an apparatus that moves quickly
    After the cycle completes, the runner travels back quickly to be in place for the next cycle.
  3. A mechanical part intended for wheels to run on or to slide against another surface.
  4. A strip of fabric used to decorate a table.
    The red runner makes the table so festive.
  5. A long, narrow carpet for a high traffic area such as a hall or stairs.
    How about we put down a clear runner in the front hall.
  6. A player who runs for a batsman who is too injured to run; he is dressed exactly as the injured batsman, and carries a bat.
  7. A player who runs the bases.
  8. A person (from one or the other team) who runs out onto the field during the game to take verbal instructions from the coach to the players. A runner mustn't interfere with play, and may have to wear an identifying shirt to make clear his or her purpose on the field.
    The runner was out at second.
  9. A part of a cigarette that is burning unevenly.
  10. A long stolon sent out by a plant (such as strawberry), in order to root new plantlets.
  11. A short sling with a karabiner on either end, used to link the climbing rope to a bolt or other protection such as a nut or friend.
  12. A competitor in a poker tournament.
  13. A restaurant employee responsible for taking food from the kitchens to the tables.
  14. A leaping food fish (Elagatis pinnulatis) of Florida and the West Indies; the skipjack, shoemaker, or yellowtail.

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