Definition of catwalk in English:



  • 1A platform extending into an auditorium, along which models walk to display clothes in fashion shows.

    • ‘Along with trying to walk down the catwalk gracefully, the models also had to dance in front of the judges.’
    • ‘Teen models from a top Manchester school strutted the catwalk to raise £5,000 for Barnardo's and Hope For Children.’
    • ‘While a few attempts are being made to promote ‘bigger’ models on the catwalk, the fashion industry remains dominated by the underweight and stick-thin.’
    • ‘The assembly hall at the school was packed to the rafters as family, friends and fellow pupils cheered on the models when they took to the catwalk in local fashions.’
    • ‘Models from the Louise Morton Model Agency of Huddersfield will be on the catwalk for the fashion shows, which take place four times each day in the Skipton Building Society Fashion Pavilion.’
    • ‘There's a fashion TV channel and it shows Pakistani models walking down catwalks and Pakistani designers who are as flamboyant as designers anywhere.’
    • ‘Models took to the catwalk at a fundraising fashion show held at the Chapel nightclub last Friday.’
    • ‘Modelling assignments for the pages of glossy magazines and on the high fashion catwalks followed.’
    • ‘The bikini reigned on the Milanese catwalks and was elegantly displayed by the most popular top models in the industry.’
    • ‘Claire, 28, was approached by the company after winning a fashion competition which saw her clothes showcased on the catwalk in Italy.’
    • ‘I had my hair and make-up done by professionals, was taught how to walk on a catwalk and got to model three outfits.’
    • ‘Tall and willowy models swaggered down the catwalk, illuminated by a constant barrage of hundreds of camera flashes.’
    • ‘Church ministers swapped the pulpit for the catwalk yesterday as they modelled the latest clerical designs at the clergy's answer to London Fashion Week.’
    • ‘And while all this looked terrifically cool on the models on the catwalk, it is near impossible for normal women like us to wear this and not look sloppy.’
    • ‘Highly decorative fashion and accessory trends dominate the international catwalks from Milan to Paris.’
    • ‘Burberry is worn by top models on the catwalks of major fashion shows around the world.’
    • ‘Better yet, go for modelling classes to learn to walk like a model on the catwalk.’
    • ‘When models paraded down the catwalk in Dior's flamenco-style haute couture in Paris last week, fashion lovers here took notice.’
    • ‘The best feeling in the world is to see your garments on the top models being displayed on the international catwalks of the world.’
  • 2A narrow walkway or open bridge, especially in an industrial installation.

    • ‘Its got entrances and exits all over the shop, and since they merged the old Bethseda hospital with it with an intricate network of catwalks and suspended corridors, it has never been the same.’
    • ‘David walked the catwalk marveling at the ship's majesty.’
    • ‘We even constructed a special catwalk bridge over the pool.’
    • ‘They walked across the metal catwalk and entered the ship through a small door.’
    • ‘On the narrow catwalk, I looked ahead and saw my way out.’
    • ‘The fountain promises to be a spectacular light and water show in a plaza, which is spanned by a catwalk bridge.’
    • ‘There's a childhood memory here that I want to pursue: a steel catwalk cantilevered off the side of Whitewater Canyon near Glenwood.’
    • ‘So the night before, we drove to the midway point of the bridge, where Steve got out, climbed over the fence, and attached his rope to the catwalk on the underside of the bridge.’
    • ‘The radio room is near the bomb bay and has a door that opens to a catwalk that leads to the pilot's compartment.’
    • ‘The door opened onto a catwalk overlooking the bay, where a sleek, angular, black ship was dominating the hangar.’
    • ‘They followed a catwalk from the gate to the roof and opened a hatch.’
    • ‘As a fierce rain beats against them, a struggle ensues between father and son, and Vincenzo drops the revolver onto a catwalk running alongside the bridge.’
    • ‘At the end of the shaft there was a small plate that Jack pushed open before climbing out onto a catwalk.’
    • ‘The team headed over in that direction, and opened the door to find them on a catwalk above the main floor where the oil processing machinery was located.’
    • ‘Most people find these narrow catwalks to be the most frightening part of the tour.’
    • ‘The line snaked back and forth on the catwalk, suspended by no obvious means over rows of slot machines.’
    • ‘On the right was the sight of the glass catwalk, a bridge that was set on the second floor, above the cafeteria.’
    • ‘We moved along a metal catwalk that stretched across the top of each bin.’
    • ‘It's got a two-story main floor and two loft-style lounges connected by a suspended catwalk that overlooks the entire club.’
    • ‘She turned left and ran down the long metal catwalk, taking everything in.’