noun, plural runners-up.
the competitor, player, or team finishing in second place, as in a race, contest, or tournament.
runners-up, the competitors who do not win a contest but who place ahead of the majority of the contestants and share in prizes or honors, as those who place second, third, and fourth, or in the top ten.
noun (pl) runners-up
a contestant finishing a race or competition in second place
noun 1. the act of a person, animal, or thing that runs. 2. managing or directing: the running of a business. 3. an act or instance of racing: the 113th running of the Kentucky Derby. 4. the condition of a track or surface to be run or raced on; footing: Our track team had muddy […]
noun, Football. 1. an offensive back, as a halfback or fullback, whose principal role is advancing the ball by running with it on plays from scrimmage.
- Running belay
noun 1. (mountaineering) the clipping of the rope through a karabiner attached to a sling, piton, nut, etc, secured to the mountain: used by a leading climber of a team to reduce the length of a possible fall Also called runner
noun 1. a small ledge, step, or footboard, formerly beneath the doors of an automobile, to assist passengers entering or leaving the car. running board noun 1. a footboard along the side of a vehicle, esp an early motorcar