walker

[waw-ker]
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:
1325–75; Middle English; see walk, -er1

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Walker

[waw-ker]
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] , 1867–1919, U.S. businesswoman and philanthropist.
6.
a city in W Michigan.
7.
a male given name.
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walker (ˈwɔːkə)
 
n
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)
 
n
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.  John. born 1952, New Zealand middle-distance runner, the first athlete to run one hundred sub-four-minute miles

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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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Example sentences
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.
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