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Runner \Run"ner\, n. [From Run.]
One who, or that which, runs; a racer. [1913 Webster]
A detective. [Slang, Eng.] --Dickens. [1913 Webster]
A messenger. --Swift. [1913 Webster]
A smuggler. [Colloq.] --R. North. [1913 Webster]
One employed to solicit patronage, as for a steamboat, hotel, shop, etc. [Cant, U.S.] [1913 Webster]
(Bot.) A slender trailing branch which takes root at the joints or end and there forms new plants, as in the strawberry and the common cinquefoil. [1913 Webster]
The rotating stone of a set of millstones. [1913 Webster]
(Naut.) A rope rove through a block and used to increase the mechanical power of a tackle. --Totten. [1913 Webster]
One of the pieces on which a sled or sleigh slides; also the part or blade of a skate which slides on the ice. [1913 Webster]
(Founding) (a) A horizontal channel in a mold, through which the metal flows to the cavity formed by the pattern; also, the waste metal left in such a channel. (b) A trough or channel for leading molten metal from a furnace to a ladle, mold, or pig bed. [1913 Webster]
The movable piece to which the ribs of an umbrella are attached. [1913 Webster]
(Zool.) A food fish (Elagatis pinnulatus) of Florida and the West Indies; -- called also skipjack, shoemaker, and yellowtail. The name alludes to its rapid successive leaps from the water. [1913 Webster]
(Zool.) Any cursorial bird. [1913 Webster]
(Mech.) (a) A movable slab or rubber used in grinding or polishing a surface of stone. (b) A tool on which lenses are fastened in a group, for polishing or grinding. [1913 Webster]
Sailor \Sail"or\, n. One who follows the business of navigating ships or other vessels; one who understands the practical management of ships; one of the crew of a vessel; a mariner; a common seaman. [1913 Webster] Syn: Mariner; seaman; seafarer. [1913 Webster] Sailor's choice. (Zool.) (a) An excellent marine food fish (Diplodus rhomboides, syn. Lagodon rhomboides) of the Southern United States; -- called also porgy, squirrel fish, yellowtail, and salt-water bream. (b) A species of grunt (Orthopristis chrysopterus syn. Pomadasys chrysopterus), an excellent food fish common on the southern coasts of the United States; -- called also hogfish, and pigfish. [1913 Webster]
Mademoiselle \Ma`de*moi`selle"\, n.; pl. Mesdemoiselles. [F., fr. ma my, f. of mon + demoiselle young lady. See Damsel.]
A French title of courtesy given to a girl or an unmarried lady, equivalent to the English Miss. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]
(Zool.) A marine food fish (Sciaena chrysura), of the Southern United States; -- called also yellowtail, and silver perch. [1913 Webster]
Yellowtail \Yel"low*tail`\, n. (Zool.) (a) Any one of several species of marine carangoid fishes of the genus Seriola; especially, the large California species (Seriola dorsalis) which sometimes weighs thirty or forty pounds, and is highly esteemed as a food fish; -- called also cavasina, and white salmon. (b) The mademoiselle, or silver perch. (c) The menhaden. (d) The runner,
(e) A California rockfish (Sebastodes flavidus). (f) The sailor's choice (Diplodus rhomboides). [1913 Webster] Note: Several other fishes are also locally called yellowtail. [1913 Webster]

Word Net



1 superior food fish of the tropical Atlantic and Caribbean with broad yellow stripe along the sides and on the tail [syn: yellowtail snapper, Ocyurus chrysurus]
2 game fish of southern California and Mexico having a yellow tail fin [syn: Seriola dorsalis]



  1. The fish Trachurus novaezelandiae. (Reference: Australian Fish and How to Catch Them, Richard Allan, Landsdowne Publishing, 1990, ISBN 1-86302-674-6.)
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