cat·​walk | \ ˈkat-ˌwȯk \

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 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 While the catwalk look was shown with silver shoes on the runway, the actress opted for an elegant nude pair that coordinated with the suit's wide-waist belt. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "Keira Knightley Received Her OBE from Prince Charles in the Chicest Chanel Skirt Suit," 13 Dec. 2018 This was Behati's first time on the Victoria's Secret catwalk since 2015, giving birth two to daughters, Dusty Rose and Gio Grace, in the interim. Marie Claire, "Adam Levine Cheering for Behati Prinsloo Is the Best Moment of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show," 9 Nov. 2018 Lady Amelia has worked in fashion both on and off the catwalk. Kate Storey, Town & Country, "Who Is the 'Most Beautiful Royal,' Lady Amelia Windsor?," 24 Aug. 2018 In the video, Gigi struts down the catwalk, holding down the billowing parachute with a pair of straps that hang down at her shoulders. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Watch Gigi Hadid Walk the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show," 9 Nov. 2018 The 22-year-old model opted not to walk in any shows this week, and on Monday was actually photographed a long ways away from the NYC catwalks, in Paris. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Kendall Jenner Wore a Sexy Naked Dress to ​Longchamp's 70th Anniversary Party​​," 12 Sep. 2018 The sale includes the pinecone structure, the bathroom, and the catwalk. Megan Barber, Curbed, "You can buy this tiny treehouse shaped like a pinecone," 11 Dec. 2018 Activists who for years have thrown paint on celebrities’ fur coats and protested next to the catwalks are setting their sights on skins made from crocodile, alligator, snake and ostrich. Matthew Dalton, WSJ, "Fashion Labels Scramble to Shed Their Skins," 19 July 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 \

Kids Definition of catwalk

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

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