a narrow walkway, especially one high above the surrounding area, used to provide access or allow workers to stand or move, as over the stage in a theater, outside the roadway of a bridge, along the top of a railroad car, etc.
Nowhere was the message as clear as on Comme des Garçons’ catwalk.
Do Fuchsias Have More Fun? Alisa Gould-Simon August 25, 2009
The first cat on the catwalk (sorry, we had to) was Vengeance, a 12-week-old Sphinx in an argyle sweater.
Kitty CATure Fashion Show, An Amazing Dog and Cat Fashion Show, Happened In New York This Weekend Lori-Lee Emshey September 29, 2013
The catwalk shows have become more professional endeavors—interminable waits are a rarity; clunky models are an exception.
Royal Wedding Fever at London Fashion Week Robin Givhan February 21, 2011
But even if she is not on the catwalk, expect to see her art everywhere—signed Langley Fox, not Hemingway.
Langley Fox: A Hemingway in All But Name Justin Jones January 27, 2014
They created an installation that is reminiscent of a catwalk.
Inside Viktor & Rolf’s Dollhouse Isabel Wilkinson June 9, 2013
He climbed out on the catwalk slowly, crouching to the smoothness of the plastic, and wriggled ahead.
One-Way Ticket to Nowhere Leroy Yerxa
Burke’s glasses flew from his face, hit the catwalk and caromed off to the ground.
Shaman Robert Shea
He snapped a cover back in place and swung down from the catwalk.
Alarm Clock Everett B. Cole
The Indians will be shooting down from the catwalk at our men when they try to get back here to us.
Shaman Robert Shea
I saw that the catwalk terminated ahead under the Power House, where steps led upward.
Astounding Stories, July, 1931 Various
a narrow ramp extending from the stage into the audience in a theatre, nightclub, etc, esp as used by models in a fashion show
a narrow pathway over the stage of a theatre, along a bridge, etc
1885, “long, narrow footway,” from cat (n.) + walk (n.); in reference to such narrowness of passage one has to cross carefully, as a cat walks. Originally of ships and theatrical back-stages. Application to fashion show runways is by 1942.
- Cat’s whisker
cat whisker. Radio. a stiff wire forming one contact in a crystal detector and used for probing the crystal. Electronics. any wire for making contact with a semiconductor. noun a pointed wire used to make contact with the crystal in a crystal radio receiver any wire used to make contact with a semiconductor
a yawl having the mainmast close to the stem and the after mast on the counter. Historical Examples We can also drop the cat, and what is called the cat-yawl, from our list. On Yachts and Yacht Handling Thomas Fleming Day
a small domesticated carnivore, Felis domestica or F. catus, bred in a number of varieties. any of several carnivores of the family Felidae, as the lion, tiger, leopard or jaguar, etc. Slang. a person, especially a man. a devotee of jazz. a woman given to spiteful or malicious gossip. the fur of the domestic cat. […]
any of certain gems having a chatoyant luster, especially chrysoberyl. a playing marble marked with eyelike concentric circles. Historical Examples Dulcie recognised at once the curious colouring of a catseye. The Rainbow Book Tales of Fun & Fancy Mabel Henriette Spielmann At every change of form a catseye will disappear and return to me. The […]