[ puh-dom-i-ter ]

  1. an instrument worn by a walker or runner for recording the number of steps taken, thereby showing approximately the distance traveled.

Origin of pedometer

1723; <French pédomètre, equivalent to péd- (learned use of Latin ped- foot (stem of pēs); see pedi-) + -omètre (see -o-, -meter)

Other words from pedometer

  • ped·o·met·ri·cal [ped-uh-me-tri-kuhl], /ˌpɛd əˈmɛ trɪ kəl/, adjective
  • ped·o·met·ri·cal·ly, adverb
  • pe·dom·e·trist, noun

Words Nearby pedometer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use pedometer in a sentence

  • A series of cinematograph pictures has been taken of the pedometer at a moment when the children are being measured.

British Dictionary definitions for pedometer


/ (pɪˈdɒmɪtə) /

  1. a device containing a pivoted weight that records the number of steps taken in walking and hence the distance travelled

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