Glossary

A glossary of terms related to walking. Compiled by the community.

Glossary of walking art

There are 8 definitions in this directory beginning with the letter W.
Walk
as far as the day goes.
Submitted by: Alec Finlay

walking library
A library filled with books suggested as good to take for a walk. (Deirdre Heddon & Misha Myers, 2012)
Submitted by: Deirdre Heddon

Waondering
When the mind & body are casting about together, questioning encountering & discovering.
Submitted by: Maryclare Foa

way-losing
A journey which will include walking as an essential component, the object of is to become lost.
Submitted by: Bill Aitchison

Wayfarer
one who sets out to see where the way takes her IN PRAISE OF WALKING 40 'definitions' by THOMAS A. CLARK 1988
Submitted by: Elspeth Owen

Wemmel
to wobble about (precariously) – I did some of that on the ice today
Submitted by: Karen Smith

Wengle
v - to twist and turn
Submitted by: Janette Kerr

WIDOW’S WALK
WIDOW’S WALK (also WIDOW’S WATCH and ROOFWALK) A railed platform on the roof of a house. The term is sometimes said to derive from the habit of women using them as vantage points for looking out to sea for their lost mariner husbands.
Submitted by: Rob Cowan - Dictionary of Urbanism


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