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[ek-ser-sahy-zer] /ˈɛk sərˌsaɪ zər/
a person or thing that exercises.
an athletic device or machine employed in exercising.
a groom in a stable responsible for exercising horses.
Origin of exerciser
First recorded in 1545-55; exercise + -er1
Related forms
nonexerciser, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for exerciser
Historical Examples
  • Bath-tub, Sandow exerciser, and photographs of my sisters by Ellis and Walery.

    Carnival Compton Mackenzie
  • He was so pleased with the "exerciser," that he bought several more of them, and made presents of them to his friends.

    The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll Stuart Dodgson Collingwood
  • He never drinks anything but water, and does calisthenics before breakfast with an exerciser on a door.

    The Celebrity at Home Violet Hunt
  • The exerciser consists of a disk, 5 ft. in diameter, pivoted in the ground near the kennel.

  • He could get him a pair of Indian clubs or dumb-bells or an exerciser and bring himself back to health that way.

    The "Genius" Theodore Dreiser
  • And on the top of all were the snaky rubber cords of an exerciser and a ten-pound, horsehair-stuffed medicine-ball.

    The Tower of Oblivion Oliver Onions
  • Standing there, with his arms stretched out like an exerciser, he made some grimaces, whose meaning was obvious to the prisoners.

British Dictionary definitions for exerciser


a device with springs or elasticated cords for muscular exercise
a person or thing that exercises
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