Pronunciation: (run'ur-up'), [key]
pl. run•ners-up.

1. the competitor, player, or team finishing in second place, as in a race, contest, or tournament.
2. runners-up,the competitors who do not win a contest but who place ahead of the majority of the contestants and share in prizes or honors, as those who place second, third, and fourth, or in the top ten.

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