Noun runner has 9 senses
  1. smuggler, runner, contrabandist, moon curser, moon-curser - someone who imports or exports without paying duties
    --1 is a kind of criminal, felon, crook, outlaw, malefactor
    --1 has particulars: coyote; gunrunner, arms-runner; rumrunner
  2. runner - someone who travels on foot by running
    --2 is a kind of
    traveler, traveller
    --2 has particulars: jogger
    Derived form: verb run1
  3. runner - a person who is employed to deliver messages or documents; "he sent a runner over with the contract"
    --3 is a kind of
    messenger, courier
  4. base runner, runner - a baseball player on the team at bat who is on base (or attempting to reach a base)
    --4 is a kind of ballplayer, baseball player
  5. stolon, runner, offset - a horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips
    --5 is a kind of plant organ
  6. runner - a trained athlete who competes in foot races
    --6 is a kind of
    athlete, jock
    --6 has particulars:
     marathoner, marathon runner, road runner, long-distance runner; miler; sprinter
    Derived form: verb run37
  7. runner - a long narrow carpet
    --7 is a kind of
    rug, carpet, carpeting
  8. runner - device consisting of the parts on which something can slide along
    --8 is a kind of
    --8 is a part of sled, sledge, sleigh
    --8 has particulars: blade; ski, skis
  9. runner, blue runner, Caranx crysos - fish of western Atlantic: Cape Cod to Brazil
    --9 is a kind of jack