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Fore*run"ner (?), n.


A messenger sent before to give notice of the approach of others; a harbinger; a sign foreshowing something; a prognostic; as, the forerunner of a fever.

Whither the forerunner in for us entered, even Jesus. Heb. vi. 20.

My elder brothers, my forerunners, came. Dryden.


A predecessor; an ancestor.



3. Naut.

A piece of rag terminating the log line.


© Webster 1913.

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