[ waw-ker ]
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  1. an enclosing framework on casters or wheels for supporting a baby who is learning to walk.

  2. a similar mobility aid, usually a waist-high four-legged framework of lightweight metal, for support or balance while walking.

  1. Usually Walker .Informal. Walker hound.

  2. a person or thing that walks or likes to walk: He's a great walker.

  3. Theater Slang. an extra or supernumerary.

  4. Slang. a musician required by a union contract to be hired and paid full salary even when not needed for performance.

Origin of walker

First recorded in 1325–75; see origin at walk, -er1

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Other definitions for Walker (2 of 2)

[ waw-ker ]

  1. Alice, born 1944, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.

  2. David, 1785–1830, U.S. abolitionist.

  1. James John "Jimmy", 1881–1946, U.S. politician: mayor of New York City 1926–32.

  2. John, born 1952, New Zealand track-and-field athlete.

  3. Sarah Breed·love [breed-luhv], /ˈbridˌlʌv/, 1867–1919, U.S. businesswoman and philanthropist.

  4. a city in W Michigan.

  5. a male given name.

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How to use walker in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for walker (1 of 2)


/ (ˈwɔːkə) /

  1. a person who walks

  2. Also called: baby walker a tubular frame on wheels or castors to support a baby learning to walk

  1. a similar support for walking, often with rubber feet, for use by disabled or infirm people

  2. a woman's escort at a social event: let me introduce my walker for tonight

British Dictionary definitions for Walker (2 of 2)


/ (ˈwɔːkə) /

  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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