cat·​walk | \ ˈkat-ˌwȯk How to pronounce catwalk (audio) \

Definition of catwalk

1 : a narrow walkway (as along a bridge)
2 : a platform along which models walk in a fashion show : runway A dozen girls spin onto the catwalk at once, all in variations on a theme.— Serena Sinclair

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The painting of Raymond, 16 feet tall, leans against the catwalk in the mill. Susan Dunne,, "13 years and millions of dollars later, the ambitious, enormous American Mural Project is coming together," 1 July 2019 This was in reference to Gucci's major misstep in May sending Caucasian models down the catwalk in $750 turbans. Laura Stampler, Fortune, "The Oscars of Fashion Honors Lady Gaga’s Designer Brandon Maxwell," 4 June 2019 The appearance marked her first on the catwalk in over 20 years, with her last walk taking place back in the 1990s. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Christy Turlington Just Walked the Runway For The First Time Since the '90s," 14 Feb. 2019 Moss has famously walked the Dolce & Gabbana catwalks in the ’90s, and Gomez has also worn several Dolce & Gabbana looks in the past. Brittany Talarico,, "Controversial Designer Stefano Gabbana Calls Selena Gomez 'Ugly' - and Her Fans Hit Back," 13 June 2018 Miller had to work his way along a narrow catwalk in the middle of the belly of the plane, with 25,000 feet between him and the ground. Mike Dunham, Anchorage Daily News, "68 years after WWII, Alaska veteran receives his medal for heroics," 29 Apr. 2013 As well as watching the world-class racing on display, visitors are also invited to take part in a catwalk where the most elegant dresser wins a host of prizes. CNN, "Prix de Diane Longines: The most elegant garden party in the world?," 13 June 2019 On July 16, 1969, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins woke up, ate breakfast, strapped themselves into unwieldy costumes, crossed a catwalk and climbed into a tin can perched atop a tower of high explosives. Kerry Lengel, azcentral, "A NASA artist documented Apollo 11. Now, his work is on display in Scottsdale," 13 June 2019 One tower has a ladder and catwalk attached to it that the performers can use to scamper skyward and out of sight. Christopher Arnott,, "By the numbers: What it takes to make Cirque’s ‘Luzia’ happen," 6 June 2019

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First Known Use of catwalk

1845, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of catwalk

: a narrow structure for people to walk on along a bridge or high up on the side of a building
: the raised structure that models walk along in a fashion show


cat·​walk | \ ˈkat-ˌwȯk How to pronounce catwalk (audio) \

Kids Definition of catwalk

: a narrow walk or way (as along a bridge)

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