walk-on

noun
\ ˈwȯk-ˌȯn How to pronounce walk-on (audio) , -ˌän \

Definition of walk-on

1 : a minor part (as in a dramatic production) also : an actor having such a part
2 : a college athlete who tries out for an athletic team without having been recruited or offered a scholarship

First Known Use of walk-on

1902, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Walk-on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/walk-on. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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walk-on

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English Language Learners Definition of walk-on

: a minor part in a play or movie
US : 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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