Runlet. Small barrel usually containing 15 gallons, but may vary between 5 and 20 gallons.
Runner. Person whose duty is to take messages. 2. A smuggler. 3. A person who solicits business on behalf of another. 4. Vessel that runs a blockade. 5. Tackle in which one end of rope is made fast and block runs on bight: nominal advantage being twofold. 6. Backstay which can be slackened or detached to avoid fouling the boom. Running Backstay.
Runner Tackle. Luff tackle attached to hauling end of a runner purchase.