running mate


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running mate

n.
1. Either of a pair of candidates running together for two closely associated political offices, especially the candidate for the lesser of the two offices.
2. A companion.
3. A horse used to set the pace in a race for another horse.

running mate

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) US a candidate for the subordinate of two linked positions, esp a candidate for the vice-presidency
2. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a horse that pairs another in a team

run′ning mate`


n.
1. a candidate for an office linked with another more important office, as for the vice-presidency.
2. a horse entered in a race with another horse from the same stable.
[1865–70]
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Noun1.running mate - a nominee for the lesser of two closely related political offices
campaigner, candidate, nominee - a politician who is running for public office
Translations

running mate

n (Am) (Pol) → candidato/a alla vicepresidenza
References in classic literature ?
As with the running mate on the left, she repelled these attentions with her teeth; but when both bestowed their attentions at the same time she was roughly jostled, being compelled, with quick snaps to either side, to drive both lovers away and at the same time to maintain her forward leap with the pack and see the way of her feet before her.
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