- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌwɔːk ɒn ˈɡɜːl/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˌwɔk ɑn ˈɡɝl/
- (Canada) IPA(key): /ˌwɑk ɑn ˈɡɝl/
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- Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)l
- (darts) A woman who escorts a player to the stage at a darts event.
- 2017, King Adz, “Continental Darts”, in Fear and Loathing on the Oche: A Gonzo Journey through the World of Championship Darts, London: Yellow Jersey Press, →ISBN:
- The rah-rah girls dancing onstage were shaking their thing as Phil wobbled his way down the runway flanked by a Dutch walk-on girl dressed like a Thunderbirds pilot, all enhancements bouncing to the Eurobeat, as the surgeon intended. Then it was Mike's turn. His girl was dressed in a lime-green minidress and fat gold rope chain (subconsciously channelling Run DMC), which wasn't the only plastic on show. Neither walk-on girls I recognise. They must be the continental ones.
- 2018 January 27, “Darts: PDC to Scrap Walk-on Girls after Broadcaster Talks”, in BBC Sport, archived from the original on 21 June 2018:
- Walk-on girls will no longer be used by the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) after talks with broadcasters. The long-established practice of women escorting male players to the stage will be abandoned, starting with this weekend's Masters in Milton Keynes. […] But walk-on girl Charlotte Wood, who says darts accounts for 60 per cent of her income, says her rights "are being taken away". […] The Women's Sport Trust tweeted: "We applaud the Professional Darts Corporation moving with the times and deciding to no longer use walk-on-girls. Motor racing, boxing and cycling … your move."
woman who escorts a player to the stage at a darts event