Runner

(redirected from Runners)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

Runner

1. See: Book runner.

2. See: Running broker.

3. See: Front runner.
Farlex Financial Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All Rights Reserved
References in classic literature ?
"Too bad," said the doctor, turning round again to the runners; "really too bad, gentlemen, to suspect me of that!"
"Sam," said one of the runners to the other, "you look to our civil friend here, and I'll grab Moses when he brings up the lunch."
Nicholas set off, following the first sleigh; behind him the others moved noisily, their runners squeaking.
When they came out onto the beaten highroad- polished by sleigh runners and cut up by rough-shod hoofs, the marks of which were visible in the moonlight- the horses began to tug at the reins of their own accord and increased their pace.
The crackling turned into a snapping, the sled pivoting and the runners slipping and grating several inches to the side.
The official persons stood together in a group; their eyes following the runners round and round with the closest attention.
At the fourth round--in other words, at the round which completed the first mile, the first change in the relative position of the runners occurred.
When she saw the runner lying there asleep, she was delighted, and said, 'My enemy is given into my hands!' She emptied his pitcher and ran on.
They thought that they would recognize her for such if she was indeed the same, but even so the testimony of the runner Kovudoo had sent to The Sheik was such as to assure them that the girl was the one they had once before attempted to abduct.
All the time he was jerking out these phrases he was stumping up and down the tavern on his crutch, slapping tables with his hand, and giving such a show of excitement as would have convinced an Old Bailey judge or a Bow Street runner. My suspicions had been thoroughly reawakened on finding Black Dog at the Spy- glass, and I watched the cook narrowly.
"Send a runner at once to Achmet Zek with this," he instructed the head man.
The news had been brought, toward the decline of a day in midsummer, by an Indian runner, who also bore an urgent request from Munro, the commander of a work on the shore of the "holy lake," for a speedy and powerful reinforcement.