Walker

Walk"er

(?), n. 1. One who walks; a pedestrian.
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2. That with which one walks; a foot. [Obs.]
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Lame Mulciber, his walkers quite misgrown.
Chapman.
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3. (Law) A forest officer appointed to walk over a certain space for inspection; a forester.
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4. [AS. wealcere. See Walk, v. t., 3.] A fuller of cloth. [Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
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She cursed the weaver and the walker
The cloth that had wrought.
Percy's Reliques.
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5. (Zol.) Any ambulatorial orthopterous insect, as a stick insect.
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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.
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