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walk-on (n.)

"minor non-speaking role," 1902, theatrical slang, from the verbal phrase walk on, attested in theater jargon by 1897 with a sense "appear in crowd scenes," from walk (v.) + on (adv.). Meaning "actor who has such a part" is attested from 1946. The sports team sense is recorded from 1974.

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Definitions of walk-on
1
walk-on (n.)
plays a small part in a dramatic production;
2
walk-on (adj.)
not capable of or especially not involving speech or spoken lines;
Synonyms: nonspeaking
From wordnet.princeton.edu