ergometer

noun

er·​gom·​e·​ter (ˌ)ər-ˈgä-mə-tər How to pronounce ergometer (audio)
: an apparatus for measuring the work performed (as by a person exercising)
also : an exercise machine equipped with an ergometer
ergometric adjective

Examples of ergometer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In her team’s study, more than 57,000 people with prostates underwent two fitness tests on cycle ergometers—stationary bicycles equipped to test fitness—about five years apart. Nick Blackmer, Verywell Health, 29 Feb. 2024 But more common for exercise purposes is the indoor rowing machine, or an ergometer. Tiffany Ayuda, SELF, 6 Mar. 2023 Bleakney also had Scaroni use an upper body ergometer, an indoor bike used primarily for arm training and cardio. Scooby Axson, USA TODAY, 4 Nov. 2022 Peloton Row — the company's first ergometer — will add a low-impact, high-intensity cardio workout to Peloton's lineup. Julia Moore, Peoplemag, 20 Sep. 2022 The ergometer joins the company's other at-home equipment offerings: Peloton Bike, Peloton Bike+ and Peloton Tread. Julia Moore, Peoplemag, 20 Sep. 2022 Motion cameras, a swim bench ergometer, and a treadmill on hydraulics are just a few of the gadgets placed around the lab, ready to measure how surfers move. Noah Lederman, Outside Online, 17 May 2022 And over this same span, elite rowers’ VO2max scores increased by 12 percent and their average power output in a six-minute rowing ergometer test grew by 10 percent. Matt Fitzgerald, Outside Online, 6 Jan. 2020 Lilly was a walk-on freshman rower with a competitive ergometer score, the calculation on a rowing machine by which rowers are often ranked. San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Sep. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ergometer was circa 1879

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“Ergometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ergometer. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

ergometer

noun
er·​gom·​e·​ter (ˌ)ər-ˈgäm-ət-ər How to pronounce ergometer (audio)
: an apparatus for measuring the work performed (as by a person exercising)
also : an exercise machine equipped with an ergometer
ergometric adjective
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