[ wawk-on, -awn ]
/ ˈwɔkˌɒn, -ˌɔn /
Also called walking part . a small part in a play or other entertainment, especially one without speaking lines.Compare bit2 (def. 6).
an entertainer or actor who plays such a part.
an athlete trying out for a team who has not been drafted, specifically invited, scouted, awarded a scholarship, etc.
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Origin of walk-on
First recorded in 1900–05; noun use of verb phrase walk on
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British Dictionary definitions for walk-on
- a small part in a play or theatrical entertainment, esp one without any lines
- (as modifier)a walk-on part
(of an aircraft or air service) having seats to be booked immediately before departure rather than in advance
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