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road runner definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: someone who participates in long-distance races (especially in marathons) [syn: marathoner, marathon runner, road runner, long-distance runner]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Now strike your saile, ye jolly mariners, For we be come unto a quiet rode [road]. --Spenser. On, or Upon, the road, traveling or passing over a road; coming or going; on the way. My hat and wig will soon be here, They are upon the road. --Cowper. Road agent, a highwayman, especially on the stage routes of the unsettled western parts of the United States; -- a humorous euphemism. [Western U.S.] The highway robber -- road agent he is quaintly called. --The century. Road book, a quidebook in respect to roads and distances. Road metal, the broken, stone used in macadamizing roads. Road roller, a heavy roller, or combinations of rollers, for making earth, macadam, or concrete roads smooth and compact. -- often driven by steam. Road runner (Zo["o]l.), the chaparral cock. Road steamer, a locomotive engine adapted to running on common roads. To go on the road, to engage in the business of a commercial traveler. [Colloq.] To take the road, to begin or engage in traveling. To take to the road, to engage in robbery upon the highways. Syn: Way; highway; street; lane; pathway; route; passage; course. See Way.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Chaparral Cha`par*ral", n. [Sp., fr. chaparro an evergeen oak.] 1. A thicket of low evergreen oaks. 2. An almost impenetrable thicket or succession of thickets of thorny shrubs and brambles. Chaparral cock; fem. Chaparral hen (Zo["o]l.), a bird of the cuckoo family (Geococcyx Californianus), noted for running with great speed. It ranges from California to Mexico and eastward to Texas; -- called also road runner, ground cuckoo, churea, and snake killer



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