an instrument worn by a walker or runner for recording the number of steps taken, thereby showing approximately the distance traveled.
- 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
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How to use pedometer in a sentence
To help increase overall movement throughout the day, most fitness trackers measure total steps taken (similar to a pedometer).
This instrument was no doubt the father of the pedometer and the cyclorama, just as the boy is frequently father to the man.
Frank got rid of two rings, a cheap watch, a pedometer and three of Markhams puzzles.Bound to Succeed | Allen Chapman
Distances on land were approximated by means of a pedometer and by rough triangulation.The Long Labrador Trail | Dillon Wallace
They also take great care of the pedometer, dusting it, and polishing 17 its metal parts.Dr. Montessori's Own Handbook | Maria Montessori
A series of cinematograph pictures has been taken of the pedometer at a moment when the children are being measured.Dr. Montessori's Own Handbook | Maria Montessori
British Dictionary definitions for pedometer
a device containing a pivoted weight that records the number of steps taken in walking and hence the distance travelled
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