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.
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- 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.
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- 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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He was a seasoned champion, and I was just some no-name walk-on from Michigan.
These days, whether it's at the recent NFL combine or at the Senior Bowl or on the USC practice field, people have a hard time believing Matthews was a walk-on, a kid who loved to play football but was deemed by Division I coaches, including Carroll, to be too slow and too small to make a difference.
Then there was the walk-on, Clay Matthews from Agoura Hills, Calif., the son of the former USC great and NFL linebacker Clay Matthews Jr. and the nephew of Hall of Fame offensive lineman Bruce Matthews.
People just don't go from being a walk-on to a first-round NFL pick.
He was a walk-on college player at the University of California and a 20th-round pick of the Blue Jays in 1989.
With just eight scholarship players and one walk-on left on the roster after four players were dismissed in early February, Tennessee State closed the regular season on a 5-2 run before falling to Murray State in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament for the second consecutive season.
And so as I was writing, Curtis played this walk-on role, really, of showing up to help when the workload called for it and then disappearing.
While Gervais could argue that only a fool would forgo such walk-on talent, there was more than a whiff of cruising for a schmoozing.
Tyler Summitt, Pat's son, 20, plays on the men's team at Tennessee as a walk-on.
WASHINGTON—The inspirational 1993 movie "Rudy" celebrates Daniel Ruettiger as a plucky underdog who overcomes long odds and his diminutive stature to earn a walk-on role on Notre Dame's legendary college-football team.