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Walk·er

(wah'kĕr),
Arthur Earl, U.S. neurologist, 1907-1995. See: Walker tractotomy, Dandy-Walker syndrome.

Walk·er

(wah'kĕr),
James, 20th-century British gynecologist. See: Walker chart.

Walk·er

(wah'kĕr),
J.T. Ainslie, English chemist, 1868-1930. See: Rideal-Walker coefficient, Rideal-Walker method.

walker

/walk·er/ (wawk´er) an enclosing framework of lightweight metal tubing, sometimes with wheels, for patients who need more support in walking than that given by a crutch or cane.

walker

(wô′kər)
n.
A frame device used to support someone, such as an infant learning to walk or a convalescent learning to walk again.

walker

[wô′kər]
Etymology: AS, wealcan, to roam
1 an assistive device made of metal tubing, used to aid a patient in walking. It has four widely placed, sturdy legs. The patient holds onto the walker and takes a step with each leg and then moves the walker forward and takes another step with each leg. Wheeled walkers have wheels on the rear two legs or on all four legs. A walker can be used by an individual with a lower extremity that is full, partial, or non-weight-bearing. It should be used only on flat, level surfaces. The walker is considered the most stable of the ambulatory assistive devices. Compare crutch.
2 A small, rubber or plastic heel attached to the bottom of a walking cast to prevent the cast from slipping on hard surfaces. Also called walking heel.
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Two types of walkers

Zimmer frame

The trademark name now generically used in the UK for a walking frame; so named for Zimmer Holdings, who produces them.

walker

A light-weight 3-sided support structure used by Pts with ambulation defects to help self-mobilization

walk·er

(wawk'ĕr)
A light, portable framework used for support and assistance in walking by a person with a gait impairment for which a cane or crutches are inadequate.

walk·er

(wawk'ĕr)
A light, portable framework used for support and assistance in walking by a person with a gait impairment for which a cane or crutches are inadequate.

walker,

n an extremely light, movable device, about waist-high, made of metal tubing, used to assist a patient in walking. It has four widely placed, sturdy legs. The patient holds onto the walker, takes a step, then moves the walker forward, and takes another step.
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Inspired by a simple walking toy called a Wilson Walkee, a penguin-shaped, unpowered gadget that could toddle down a slope on two legs, McMahon and his student Simon Mochan calculated that a walker could take a single step using no energy after an initial activation.
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Born Sarah Breedlove on a Louisiana plantation four years after the Emancipation Proclamation, Walker made a living as a laundress and sought to elevate her standing by attending night school.
Together Magma and Walker utilized the newest developments in simulation software for the high pressure diecasting process.
Benetton and Walker seem to agree on one thing: Group identity (and the ideals of community and solidarity) is now defined less by shared political interests than by what we purchase or by what calamities we endure together.
While Lauret notes that Hurston is both a role model and ancestor, she further claims Hurston is a "legitimating presence for Walker in the African American literary tradition.