from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A narrow, often elevated walkway, as on the sides of a bridge or in the flies above a theater stage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a narrow walkway projecting from a stage into the seating area of a theater; it is used, e. g. by models displaying clothes on it at a fashion show. Called also runway.
  • noun a narrow walkway high in the air to allow workers access to parts of a structure otherwise difficult to reach. Catwalks are located, e.g. above a stage in a theater, between parts of a building, along the side of a bridge, on the outside of a railroad car, on the outside of a large storage tank, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun nautical an elevated enclosed passage providing access fore and aft from the bridge of a merchant vessel
  • noun any similar elevated walkway
  • noun A narrow elevated stage on which models parade; a runway
  • noun the business of making clothes for fashion shows.

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

  • noun narrow platform extending out into an auditorium
  • noun narrow pathway high in the air (as above a stage or between parts of a building or along a bridge)


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