pedometer


pedometer

noun

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

noun

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

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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