from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An instrument that gauges the approximate distance traveled on foot by registering the number of steps taken.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An instrument by which paces are numbered as a person walks, and the distance traveled is thus approximately recorded.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Mech.) An instrument for including the number of steps in walking, and so ascertaining the distance passed over. It is usually in the form of a watch; an oscillating weight by the motion of the body causes the index to advance a certain distance at each step.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A device, often electronic, that measures the number of steps taken, and thus estimates the distance walked.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun measuring instrument for recording the number of steps taken in walking


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