pedometer

[ puh-dom-i-ter ]
/ pəˈdɒm ɪ tər /

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

Related forms

ped·o·met·ri·cal [ped-uh-me-tri-kuh l] /ˌpɛd əˈmɛ trɪ kəl/, adjectiveped·o·met·ri·cal·ly, adverbpe·dom·e·trist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pedometer

pedometer

/ (pɪˈdɒmɪtə) /

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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