walker

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Walker \Walk"er\, noun

1. One who walks; a pedestrian.

2. That with which one walks; a foot. [Obs.]

Lame Mulciber, his walkers quite misgrown. --Chapman.

3. (Law) A forest officer appointed to walk over a certain space for inspection; a forester.

4. [AS. wealcere. See {Walk}, verb (used with an object), 3.] A fuller of cloth. [Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot.]

She cursed the weaver and the walker The cloth that had wrought. --Percy's Reliques.

5. (Zool.) Any ambulatorial orthopterous insect, as a stick insect.

6. (construction, tunneling) A shift superintendent or assistant superintendent who supervises several shifters[4] and their crews. Since these crews are usually separated by some distance, the walker is frequently seen walking between them. Also called {walking boss}. [RDH]

7. A low frame having casters or wheels, designed to enclose a baby on its sides and provide support while the baby is learning to walk; it usually has a seat so that the baby can sit while not walking.

Syn: go-cart, baby-walker. [PJC]

8. A low rectangular frame of light metal about waist high, usually having two horizontal arms mounted on four legs with an open rear, designed to be carried or pushed in front of a person whose legs are impaired, to provide support while walking; it may have wheels on two of the four legs. [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

baby-walker \baby-walker\ n. a framework on small wheels or casters designed to support small children while they are learning to walk, and usually having a fabric support that permits the child to sit. Called also {walker} and {go-cart}.

Syn: walker, go-cart [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

Walker

noun

1: New Zealand runner who in 1975 became the first person to run a mile in less that 3 minutes and 50 seconds (born in 1952) [syn: {Walker}, {John Walker}]

2: United States writer (born in 1944) [syn: {Walker}, {Alice Walker}, {Alice Malsenior Walker}]

3: a person who travels by foot [syn: {pedestrian}, {walker}, {footer}]

4: a shoe designed for comfortable walking

5: a light enclosing framework (trade name Zimmer) with rubber castors or wheels and handles; helps invalids or the handicapped or the aged to walk [syn: {walker}, {Zimmer}, {Zimmer frame}]

6: an enclosing framework on casters or wheels; helps babies learn to walk [syn: {walker}, {baby-walker}, {go-cart}]


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