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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They’re carried in the arms of handlers down the catwalk and back, their walks narrated by a British-accented announcer. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Opera, Leopard Prints and Lace. Go Inside the Lavish Cat Fashion Show that Puts Felines on Fashion's Front Lines," 8 Aug. 2019 No stranger to a catwalk-ready eye statement, Shaik then smudges Pat McGrath's smoky shadows across her lid before adding volume with a swipe or two of thickening black mascara. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Shanina Shaik’s Guide to a Summer Skin Glow-Up," 12 June 2019 But the concrete catwalk has become more than just a platform for athletes to express their individuality before changing into their work uniforms. Alex Prewitt,, "How Athletes Are Turning Arena Entrances into Fashion Shows," 22 July 2019 Since breaking into the modeling world over five years ago, Hailey Baldwin has been a regular on high fashion catwalks including Versace, Tommy Hilfiger, Dolce & Gabbana, Off-White and more. Kaitlyn Frey,, "Hailey Baldwin Hints That She May Be Retiring from the Runway," 18 July 2019 Other additions include carpeting beneath audience seating areas, various sound enhancement and amplification features, an improved catwalk and increased auditorium lighting. John Benson,, "Olmsted Falls High School to transform auditorium into performing arts center with new grant awards," 15 July 2019 From that Plexiglas tube entry, with its light-beam catwalk, guests crossed into the house on a surreal bridge in the shape of an enormous human tongue. Mark Lamster, Dallas News, "The epic tale of the House of the Century, the trippy Texas icon that defies polite description," 12 July 2019 Black Girl magic prevailed, Pat Cleveland, Bethann Hardison and Alva Chinn sashayed and twirled down the catwalk with youthful vibrancy and pizazz. James Love, Essence, "Mikki Taylor, Alva Chinn And Deborah Riley Draper On How A 1973 Fundraiser Broke Color Barriers For Black Models," 9 July 2019 On Friday evening, the actress touched down in Rome for the Fendi Couture Fall Winter 19/20 show and casually turned the Coliseum into her very own catwalk. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Zendaya's Copper Curls And Golden Goddess Dress Will Give You Life," 5 July 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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