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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For the dog who's ready for the catwalk: What's better than a chic patent leather collar and leash set? Alessandra Codinha, Vogue, "The 11 Best Gifts for the Devoted Dog Owner (and the Object of Their Affection)," 12 Nov. 2018 That would be the three-breasted models that came down the catwalk at Milan Fashion Week. Zoe Weiner, Allure, "Models Wore Three Breasts on the GCDS Runway at Milan Fashion Week," 24 Sep. 2018 At this catwalk show, only women are allowed to watch, skirts can’t show off the knees and cleavage is strictly forbidden. Donna Abdulaziz, WSJ, "Fashion Week Comes to Saudi Arabia—in Modest Style," 13 Apr. 2018 In fact, the catwalk offering was so convincing that the luxury department store's Senior Vice President Ken Downing surprised the crowd by live-auctioning a trip to Paris for an upcoming fashion show. Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle, "Luncheon of firsts: Houston Chronicle's 2018 'Best Dressed' raises record $638K at Post Oak Hotel," 20 Mar. 2018 At just 25 years old, Josephine's been on the catwalk for a number of fashion brands including Balmain and Fendi, but her Maybelline contract marks her first time fronting a major beauty campaign. Helena Yeung, Teen Vogue, "Josephine Skriver Is the New Face of Maybelline New York," 18 Apr. 2018 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

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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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