walk–on

play
noun \ˈwȯk-ˌȯn, -ˌän\

Definition of walk–on

  1. 1 :  a minor part (as in a dramatic production); also :  an actor having such a part

  2. 2 :  a college athlete who tries out for an athletic team without having been recruited or offered a scholarship

1902

First Known Use of walk–on

1902


WALK–ON Defined for English Language Learners

walk–on

play
noun \ˈwȯk-ˌȯn, -ˌän\

Definition of walk–on for English Language Learners

  • : a minor part in a play or movie

  • : a college athlete who tries to become a member of an athletic team without having been asked to join or given a scholarship

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