walker: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (wô'kur), [key]
— n.
  1. an enclosing framework on casters or wheels for supporting a baby who is learning to walk.
  2. 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.
  3. (usually cap.)See
  4. a person or thing that walks or likes to walk: He's a great walker.
  5. an extra or supernumerary.
  6. a musician required by a union contract to be hired and paid full salary even when not needed for performance.


Pronunciation: (wô'kur), [key]
— n.
  1. born 1944, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.
  2. 1785–1830, U.S. abolitionist.
  3. (Jimmy), 1881–1946, U.S. politician: mayor of New York City 1926–32.
  4. born 1952, New Zealand track-and-field athlete.
  5. 1867–1919, U.S. businesswoman and philanthropist.
  6. a city in W Michigan. 15,088.
  7. a male given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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