runner-up has definitions from the field of games
[ noun ] (games) the competitor who finishes second



Used in print

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)

Other lettermen from the team that compiled a 21 - 9 record and finished as runner-up in the National_Invitation_Tournament were : Art_Hambric , Donnell_Reid , Bill_Nordmann , Dave_Harris , Dave_Luechtefeld and George_Latinovich .

(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)

Chauncey_Depew , one-time runner-up for the Republican Presidential nomination , was attending a convention at Saratoga , where he was scheduled to nominate Colonel_Theodore_Roosevelt for Governor of New_York when he noticed that the temporary chairman was a man he had never met .

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