elliptical trainer

elliptical trainer

noun
an exercise machine like a stationary bike without a seat, so that exercising is done in an upright position, and having pedals that the user moves in an elliptical pattern, believed to minimize strain on the knee joints.
Also called elliptical, elliptical machine.
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Main Entry:  elliptical trainer
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a piece of stationary exercise equipment used to simulate walking or running without causing pressure to the joints, hence decreasing the risk of impact injuries
Etymology:  1997
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