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

1723; < French pédomètre, equivalent to péd- (learned use of Latin ped- foot (stem of pēs); see pedi-) + -omètre (see -o-, -meter)

pedometrical [ped-uh-me-tri-kuhl] , adjective
pedometrically, adverb
pedometrist, noun Unabridged
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pedometer (pɪˈdɒmɪtə)
a device containing a pivoted weight that records the number of steps taken in walking and hence the distance travelled

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instrument for measuring distances covered by a walker, 1723, from Fr. pédomètre (1723), a hybrid coined from L. pedis (gen. of pes "foot") + Gk. metron (see meter (2)). At first Anglicized as waywiser.
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