• (GA) IPA: /ˈwɔkɚ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈwɔːkə/
  • (Canada, cot-caught) IPA: /ˈwɑkɚ/

walker (plural walkers)

  1. The agent noun of to walk#Verb|walk: a person who walks or a thing which walks, especially a pedestrian or a participant in a walking race#Noun|race.
    • 1815 December (indicated as 1816), [Jane Austen], chapter VIII, in Emma: A Novel. In Three Volumes, volume I, London: Printed [by Charles Roworth and James Moyes] for John Murray, OCLC 1708336 ↗, page 118 ↗:
      I would ask for the pleasure of your company, Mr. Knightley, but I am a very slow walker, and my pace would be tedious to you; and, besides, you have another long walk before you, to Donwell Abbey.
    • 2005, Carlo De Vito, 10 Secrets My Dog Taught Me: Life Lessons from a Man's Best Friend (page 88)
      We hired a walker for the dogs during the day.
  2. A walking frame.
    Synonyms: walking frame, Zimmer frame
  3. (often, in the plural) A shoe designed for comfortable walking.
  4. A zombie.
  5. A male escort#Noun|escort who accompanies a woman to an event.
    • 1981, Spare rib: Volumes 108-119
      Women at the top — Lady Di and Nancy Reagan in particular — apparently have 'walkers' — men to escort them on public and private occasions providing a respectable cover, while the male who is their sexual partner is off on more pressing business.
    • 2007, The Walker (film about a male escort)
  6. A gressorial bird.
  7. (law) A forester.
  8. (scifi) A kind of military robot or mecha with legs for locomotion.
    • 2011, Dave Wolverton, The Courtship of Princess Leia: Star Wars Legends (page 144)
      Two of the walkers circled the pillars. Their searchlights played through the trees, then turned back to Leia and the others.
    • 2019, Joe Meno, BrickJournal #60 (page 37)
      It also takes a good amount of inspiration from Metal Gear Solid 4s biomechanical designs, namely the Gekko walkers' and their synthetic musculature.
Synonyms Translations Translations Noun

walker (plural walkers)

  1. (now rare) Synonym of fuller#English|fuller.

Proper noun
  1. Surname from the occupation of treating cloth by "walking" it.
  2. A male given name.
  3. A placename
    1. A location in the United States of America.
      1. A city in Iowa, USA.
      2. A city in Louisiana, USA.
      3. A city in Michigan, USA.
      4. A small city/county seat in Cass County, Minnesota.
      5. A city in Missouri, USA.
      6. CDP in Mono County, California.
    2. A location in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
      1. A suburb in the Newcastle upon Tyne (OS grid ref NZ2864).
  1. (UK, archaic, slang) Expressing scornful rejection or disbelief.

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