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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that takes second place, as in a game, sport, or other competition.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The person who finishes second.
  • n. Second favorite.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In tennis, golf, and similar games, the player next to the winner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the competitor who finishes second

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  • 1842 THACKER Courser's Ann. 210 Dividers or runners up for stakes of only four dogs. 1853 ‘STONEHENGE’ Greyhound xi, The Ages of..the Winners and Runners up.

    June 4, 2008