- an instrument worn by a walker or runner for recording the number of steps taken, thereby showing approximately the distance traveled.
Origin of pedometer
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Examples from the Web for pedometer
To help increase overall movement throughout the day, most fitness trackers measure total steps taken (similar to a pedometer).How to Better Use Your Data
January 8, 2014
The purpose of the pedometer, as its name shows, is to measure the children.Dr. Montessori's Own Handbook
I glanced furtively at my pedometer, and found I had made 47 miles.
Distance, by guide-book, twelve miles; by pedometer seventy-two.
The only way I could keep up was to wear my pedometer to bed.Mark Twain's Speeches
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
But what think you, gentle reader, of walking with a Pedometer?Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2
- a device containing a pivoted weight that records the number of steps taken in walking and hence the distance travelled
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Word Origin and History for pedometer
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