walker

[ waw-ker ]
/ ˈwɔ kər /

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. walkable,
  2. walkabout,
  3. walkaround pay,
  4. walkathon,
  5. walkaway,
  6. walker hound,
  7. walker lake,
  8. walker, alice,
  9. walker, james john,
  10. walkie-talkie

Origin of walker

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at walk, -er1

Walker

[ waw-ker ]
/ ˈwɔ kər /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for walker

walker

/ (ˈwɔːkə) /

noun

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

Walker

/ (ˈwɔːkə) /

noun

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medicine definitions for walker

walker

[ wôkər ]

n.

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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