Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not susceptible to runs.
  • adj. Without runs (in cricket, baseball, etc.).

Etymologies

run +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen are hyping their album "Pop" as if it were sliced bread, satellite TV, runless pantyhose and the Internet all rolled into one.

    Mirror-Ball Madness

  • Jesse Litsch pitched three runless innings and the Toronto Blue Jays beat a split squad of Atlanta Braves 7-5 Friday.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Rookie Toronto starter Henderson Alvarez extended his runless string to 14 innings after holding the Red Sox to four hits before being removed after six innings and 95 pitches.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Beckett allowed three hits and a walk while striking out six in 3 2-3 runless innings.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Sehwag's runless departure this morning had been a major blow to Indian morale, because they invested much hope that his late arrival might help to turn round their fortunes in what has been a troubled tour so far.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • So it proved as he contributed a 13-ball duck, making it a runless match for him from 42 deliveries in all, albeit lbw to one that might have both taken an inside edge and also cleared the stumps.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • Smith's cricketing brain, as he farmed the strike with calm confidence to limit his colleague to nine runless deliveries in 5.4 overs, while at the same time carving 29 priceless runs from

    Cricinfo news from Cricinfo

  • The doughty Paul Collingwood hung around for more than three largely runless hours before a doosra - the ball that Murali did not invent but he did perfect - slid stealthily past his hopeful block and tickled his middle stump.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • Trott finally breaks his 25-ball runless sequence with a steer off his legs for one, bringing

    BBC News - Home

  • Two more singles are added - and as I observed at 0457, he seems more like runless, wicketless Brisbane Johnson than the unplayable Johnson of Perth.

    BBC News - Home

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.