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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As the first model hit the catwalk, Jackson walked out on the show that ambitiously recreated a Mexican rodeo with all female riders performing daredevil stunts. Fox News, "Paris Jackson leaves fashion show after getting enraged over performing animals," 29 May 2018 In 2016, his innovative and stylish product featured on a Milan runway during Fashion Week, and will again star on a catwalk in Rome on June 15. Andrew Dansby, Houston Chronicle, "Peter Hook on a life in Joy Division, New Order and the Light," 23 May 2018 So rather than look to the catwalk or the street for sartorial inspo, let these characters influence your next outfit choice. Chrissy Rutherford, Harper's BAZAAR, "I Cured My Cystic Acne With This Natural Supplement," 30 Mar. 2017 Just moments before the first models hit the circular, open-air set the rain arrived, splattering the floorboards of the catwalk and soaking many of the 700 guests who had been waiting for over an hour in their finery. Elizabeth Paton, New York Times, "A Woman’s Rodeo, Designed by Dior," 26 May 2018 For the Western Auto project, Infinity first had to replace the old wooden catwalk that gave access to the sign with a safer aluminum one. Matt Campbell, kansascity, "Western Auto sign countdown: Iconic neon beacon to light up KC once more," 10 July 2018 The catwalk shows took place in front of an all-female audience, and even then there were strict rules about what could be shown — no cleavage, nothing above the knee and nothing too transparent, according to one NPR report. Adam Taylor, Washington Post, "A Saudi fashion show skipped the models and showed dresses using drones," 7 June 2018 There’s zero hair-pulling, catwalk sabotage or outfit stealing with these two. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Gigi Hadid Talks Bella Hadid Being in the Same Industry and the Possibility of Rivalry," 6 July 2018 Throughout, bits and pieces of the old factory are incorporated: old syrup tanks, mooring bollards, catwalks reminiscent of those once ubiquitous inside the refinery and, most notably, two old loading cranes hunched at the northern end. Julie V. Iovine, WSJ, "Sweet Design on the Brooklyn Waterfront," 30 June 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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