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walker

[ waw-ker ]
/ ˈwɔ kər /
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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.

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Origin of walker

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

Definition for walker (2 of 2)

Walker
[ waw-ker ]
/ ˈwɔ kər /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for walker (1 of 2)

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

British Dictionary definitions for walker (2 of 2)

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

Medical 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.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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