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a candidate for an office linked with another and more important office, as for the vice-presidency.
a horse entered in a race in which another, more important, horse from the same stable, or belonging to the same owner, is run.
a close companion.
running mate
(US) a candidate for the subordinate of two linked positions, esp a candidate for the vice-presidency
a horse that pairs another in a team


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