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 shape started its ascent during the Spring 2019 shows in September, where models at Miu Miu, Jacquemus, and Saint Laurent teetered their way down the catwalk in chunky heels. Vogue, "It’s Official: Platform Sandals Are the Shoe of the Summer," 12 Apr. 2019 The supermodel, who just turned 65 this week, returned to the catwalk to close out Elie Tahari's 45th anniversary show. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Christie Brinkley and Daughter Sailor Walk the Runway Together," 7 Feb. 2019 Kelly Gale is a top model by way of Sweden, has walked the Victoria's Secret catwalk four times, and is a fitness junkie. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Watch Victoria's Secret Model Kelly Gale's Nighttime Beauty Routine," 12 Mar. 2019 As the fashion show concluded, Delevingne and her fellow models looked emotional on the catwalk. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson Share a Rare PDA Moment on Instagram," 6 Mar. 2019 Big-time musical performers are nothing new for Plein's catwalks. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Philipp Plein Was Scammed into Thinking He Booked Kanye West for His Fashion Show," 8 Feb. 2019 Fresh from enjoying the Fall 2019 menswear shows as a guest, Campbell made an unexpected appearance on the catwalk at Valentino’s Spring 2019 couture presentation in Paris. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "After 14 Years, Naomi Campbell Made an Epic Return at Valentino’s Couture Runway," 23 Jan. 2019 The feathers fluttered down the catwalk and, in a second, stole the spotlight from the rest of the outfit. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "7 Shoe Trends of 2019 You're Going to Want to Pay Attention To," 7 Jan. 2019 The 85-minute performance recalls the processions in Mr. Kentridge’s films in its panoramic setup: A catwalk runs the entire length of the armory’s vast Wade Thompson Drill Hall; the audience, sitting on bleachers, faces it. Heidi Waleson, WSJ, "‘The Head & the Load’ and ‘Greek’ Reviews," 10 Dec. 2018

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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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