EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun 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;
(learned use of
foot (stem of
Related forms ped·o·met·ri·cal , [ped- uh- me-tri-k uh l] /ˌpɛd əˈmɛ trɪ kəl/ adjective ped·o·met·ri·cal·ly, adverb pe·dom·e·trist, noun
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The purpose of the
pedometer, as its name shows, is to measure the children.
I glanced furtively at my
pedometer, and found I had made 47 miles.
Distance, by guide-book, twelve miles; by
The only way I could keep up was to wear my
pedometer to bed.
But what think you, gentle reader, of walking with a
Pedometer? British Dictionary definitions for pedometer noun 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 n.
instrument for measuring distances covered by a walker, 1723, from French
pédomètre (1712), a hybrid coined from Latin pedis (genitive of pes "foot;" see foot (n.)) + Greek metron (see -meter). At first Englished as waywiser.
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