elliptical trainer


Definition of elliptical trainer

: a stationary exercise device on which the user stands on two small rimmed platforms and moves them forward and back in an approximately elliptical path

called also elliptical machine

Examples of elliptical trainer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The gym features equipment like the NuStep, a combination recumbent bike and elliptical trainer, as well as treadmills, weight machines and free weights. Alix Boyle, courant.com, "Staying fit forever: ‘Even people using walkers or wheelchairs are exercising’," 14 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of elliptical trainer

1997, in the meaning defined above

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24 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Elliptical trainer.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elliptical%20trainer. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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