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walker

[waw-ker] /ˈwɔ kər/
noun
1.
an enclosing framework on casters or wheels for supporting a baby who is learning to walk.
2.
a similar device, usually a waist-high four-legged framework of lightweight metal, for use by a weak or disabled person as a support while walking.
3.
(usually initial capital letter) Informal. Walker hound.
4.
a person or thing that walks or likes to walk:
He's a great walker.
5.
Theater Slang. an extra or supernumerary.
6.
Slang. a musician required by a union contract to be hired and paid full salary even when not needed for performance.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English; see walk, -er1

Walker

[waw-ker] /ˈwɔ kər/
noun
1.
Alice, born 1944, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.
2.
David, 1785–1830, U.S. abolitionist.
3.
James John ("Jimmy") 1881–1946, U.S. politician: mayor of New York City 1926–32.
4.
John, born 1952, New Zealand track-and-field athlete.
5.
Sarah Breedlove
[breed-luhv] /ˈbridˌlʌv/ (Show IPA),
1867–1919, U.S. businesswoman and philanthropist.
6.
a city in W Michigan.
7.
a male given name.
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Examples for walker
  • Theoretical walker struts its energy-efficient stuff.
  • walker's wild appeal against the trend of the times showed how the world was changing after the coming of the cotton-gin.
  • The second simply wants to be the best walker any dog could ask for.
  • He refused entreaties to use a walker, feeling that it made his balance worse.
  • walker had by now grown accustomed to frustrating meetings with people who claimed to be close to the insurgency's leadership.
  • But short legs slow a walker down, and so does low gravity.
  • For every knuckle-walker capable of tool use, there must have been someone who kept hitting his thumb with his hammer.
  • She uses a walker and relies mostly on public transportation to get around.
British Dictionary definitions for walker

walker

/ˈwɔːkə/
noun
1.
a person who walks
2.
Also called baby walker. a tubular frame on wheels or castors to support a baby learning to walk
3.
a similar support for walking, often with rubber feet, for use by disabled or infirm people
4.
a woman's escort at a social event let me introduce my walker for tonight

Walker

/ˈwɔːkə/
noun
1.
Alice (Malsenior). born 1944, US writer: her works include In Love and Trouble: Stories of Black Women (1973) and the novels Meridian (1976), The Color Purple (1982), and Possessing the Secret of Joy (1992)
2.
Sir John. born 1952, New Zealand middle-distance runner, the first athlete to run one hundred sub-four-minute miles
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walker in Medicine

walker walk·er (wô'kər)
n.

  1. A frame device used to support someone, such as an infant learning to walk or a convalescent learning to walk again.

  2. A shoe specially designed for walking comfortably. Often used in the plural.

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Slang definitions & phrases for walker

walker

Related Terms

hot walker


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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