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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A minor role in a theatrical production, usually without speaking lines.
  • n. A performer playing such a role.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A student athlete that wants to try out for a college sports/athletic team without the benefit of a scholarship or having been recruited.
  • n. An actor of a small (or "bit") part in a theatrical production or film, often without speaking lines.
  • n. Such a part in a play or film. Usually as walk-on role or walk-on part.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. plays a small part in a dramatic production
  • adj. not capable of or especially not involving speech or spoken lines

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