walker

noun walk·er \ ˈwȯ-kər \
|Updated on: 13 Jul 2018

Definition of walker

1 : one that walks: such as
a : a competitor in a walking race
b : a peddler going on foot
c : a temporary male escort of socially prominent women attending usually public events
2 : something used in walking: such as
a : a framework designed to support a baby learning to walk or an infirm or physically disabled person
b : a walking shoe

Examples of walker in a Sentence

  1. She joined a group of walkers in the neighborhood.

  2. I began to lose weight after I gave up my sedentary lifestyle and became a daily walker.

Recent Examples of walker from the Web

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First Known Use of walker

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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WALKER Defined for English Language Learners

walker

Definition of walker for English Language Learners

  • : someone who walks especially for exercise

  • : someone who walks in a specified way

  • : a frame that is designed to support someone (such as a baby or an injured or elderly person) who needs help walking


Medical Dictionary

walker

noun walk·er \ ˈwȯ-kər \

medical Definition of walker

: a framework designed to support an infant learning to walk or an infirm or physically disabled person


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