walker

noun walk·er \ ˈwȯ-kər \

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


Walker

biographical name Walk·er \ ˈwȯ-kər \

Definition of Walker

Alice Malsenior 1944–     American writer

Walker

biographical name

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John E(rnest) 1941–     British biochemist

Walker

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William 1824–1860 American filibuster

WALKER Defined for English Language Learners

walker

noun

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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