cross-train·​er ˈkrȯs-ˌtrā-nər How to pronounce cross-trainer (audio)
: a sport shoe designed for cross-training

Examples of cross-trainer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s filled with the latest Technogym equipment, including a multi-function Kinesis machine, treadmill, cross-trainer and cardio bike. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 22 Mar. 2024 With running shoes, the main three types are trail, road, and cross-trainer shoes. Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 22 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1987, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cross-trainer was in 1987

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“Cross-trainer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


: a sports shoe designed for cross-training
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