Definition of catwalk in English:

catwalk

noun

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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Claire, 28, was approached by the company after winning a fashion competition which saw her clothes showcased on the catwalk in Italy.’
    • ‘When models paraded down the catwalk in Dior's flamenco-style haute couture in Paris last week, fashion lovers here took notice.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Highly decorative fashion and accessory trends dominate the international catwalks from Milan to Paris.’
    • ‘Better yet, go for modelling classes to learn to walk like a model on the catwalk.’
    • ‘The bikini reigned on the Milanese catwalks and was elegantly displayed by the most popular top models in the industry.’
    • ‘The best feeling in the world is to see your garments on the top models being displayed on the international catwalks of the world.’
    • ‘Modelling assignments for the pages of glossy magazines and on the high fashion catwalks followed.’
    • ‘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 took to the catwalk at a fundraising fashion show held at the Chapel nightclub last Friday.’
    • ‘Burberry is worn by top models on the catwalks of major fashion shows around the world.’
    • ‘Tall and willowy models swaggered down the catwalk, illuminated by a constant barrage of hundreds of camera flashes.’
    • ‘I had my hair and make-up done by professionals, was taught how to walk on a catwalk and got to model three outfits.’
    • ‘There's a fashion TV channel and it shows Pakistani models walking down catwalks and Pakistani designers who are as flamboyant as designers anywhere.’
    • ‘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.’
  • 2A narrow walkway or open bridge, especially in an industrial installation.

    • ‘The sleek and modern design is the work of architect Ellen Rapelius and the centrepiece is a brilliant blue-lit catwalk that runs the length of the main bar.’
    • ‘A landing between stairs and catwalk is equipped with a reading stand.’
    • ‘Swathed in black, I climbed to the top of the hall, mesmerized his snipers, sliced a hole in the roof using a plasma cutter, let myself into the catwalks above the stage, and then leapt down upon him from forty feet above.’
    • ‘‘We need rope,’ Will said, indicating another catwalk above their head.’
    • ‘Most people find these narrow catwalks to be the most frightening part of the tour.’
    • ‘And they felt a contemporary glass catwalk gave the design ‘that extra oomph.’’
    • ‘A special word of thanks to all the models who graced the cat-walk.’
    • ‘Next, density gave way to linearity in attenuated sculptures with inaccessible catwalks, platforms, and doorways.’

Pronunciation:

catwalk

/ˈkatˌwôk/