- an enclosing framework on casters or wheels for supporting a baby who is learning to walk.
- 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.
- (usually initial capital letter) Informal. Walker hound.
- a person or thing that walks or likes to walk: He's a great walker.
- Theater Slang. an extra or supernumerary.
- Slang. a musician required by a union contract to be hired and paid full salary even when not needed for performance.
Origin of walker
- Alice,born 1944, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.
- David,1785–1830, U.S. abolitionist.
- James JohnJimmy, 1881–1946, U.S. politician: mayor of New York City 1926–32.
- John,born 1952, New Zealand track-and-field athlete.
- Sarah Breed·love [breed-luhv] /ˈbridˌlʌv/, 1867–1919, U.S. businesswoman and philanthropist.
- a city in W Michigan.
- a male given name.
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Examples from the Web for walker
A few Republicans, such as Christie and Walker, made their names battling the unions.How Public Sector Unions Divide the Democrats
December 29, 2014
Christie, Walker, and Paul have all argued that the marriage issue is one better left to the states.Is Gay Marriage Going Away in 2016?
December 4, 2014
Walker was not the only one who complained publicly about Jackson.Stonewall Jackson, VMI’s Most Embattled Professor
S. C. Gwynne
November 29, 2014
Todd wanted to know how Walker managed to win a traditionally blue state, the same state President Barack Obama won twice.Reality Check: There Are No Swing Voters
November 13, 2014
Some might lack the requisite national infrastructure (Walker).What Republicans Need Right Now Is a Good Internal Fight
November 6, 2014
"He'll be all right when he gets used to you," Miss Walker said.
He had been in love with this Walker woman, and Prissie had known it.
"Alice may come in blindfolded if you like," said Miss Walker.
For my part, I say that my eyes followed him as you may follow a walker on a tight-wire.The House Under the Sea
Sir Max Pemberton
The walker in the ways of St. Augustine—in his early ways, I think.The Strolling Saint
- a person who walks
- Also called: baby walker a tubular frame on wheels or castors to support a baby learning to walk
- a similar support for walking, often with rubber feet, for use by disabled or infirm people
- a woman's escort at a social eventlet me introduce my walker for tonight
- 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)
- Sir John. born 1952, New Zealand middle-distance runner, the first athlete to run one hundred sub-four-minute miles
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- A frame device used to support someone, such as an infant learning to walk or a convalescent learning to walk again.
- A shoe specially designed for walking comfortably. Often used in the plural.
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