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walk•er



Pronunciation: (wô'kur), [key]
n.
1. an enclosing framework on casters or wheels for supporting a baby who is learning to walk.
2. a similar device, usually a waist-high four-legged framework of lightweight metal, for use by a weak or disabled person as a support while walking.
3. (usually cap.) Informal.See Walker hound.
4. a person or thing that walks or likes to walk: He's a great walker.
5. Theater Slang.an extra or supernumerary.
6. Slang.a musician required by a union contract to be hired and paid full salary even when not needed for performance.

Walk•er



Pronunciation: (wô'kur), [key]
n.
1. Alice, born 1944, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.
2. David, 1785–1830, U.S. abolitionist.
3. James John (Jimmy), 1881–1946, U.S. politician: mayor of New York City 1926–32.
4. John, born 1952, New Zealand track-and-field athlete.
5. Sarah Breed•love Pronunciation: (brēd'luv"), [key] 1867–1919, U.S. businesswoman and philanthropist.
6. a city in W Michigan. 15,088.
7. a male given name.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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