a person or animal that steps, especially a horse that lifts its front legs high at the knee.
Informal. a dancer.

1825–35; step + -er1 Unabridged
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stepper (ˈstɛpə)
a person who or animal that steps, esp a horse or a dancer

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The stepper motor record controls and monitors stepper motors.
The stepper motor can be controlled in either position mode or velocity mode.
The ability to measure the pressure as the stepper motors are driven to close the cell clamp has proven to be invaluable.
The stepper motors are equipped with optical encoders so that the position of the probe is accurately known.
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