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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.
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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
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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.
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