Definition of running mate in English:

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running mate



chiefly North American
1An election candidate for the lesser of two closely associated political offices.
Example sentences
  • His running mate as vice presidential candidate would also be announced.
  • He is his vice presidential running mate for the election in November.
  • He is also the son of the vice-presidential running mate of a SEP presidential candidate.
2A horse entered in a race in order to set the pace for another horse from the same stable, which is intended to win.
Example sentences
  • He has a record of 2.15 with a running mate.

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