stair-step·​per ˈster-ˈste-pər How to pronounce stair-stepper (audio)
variants or stair stepper
: an exercise apparatus that simulates the act of climbing stairs : stair-climber
Whether you walk, run, bike, or use the elliptical trainer or stair-stepper, try this formula for introducing intervals into your routine.Food & Fitness Advisor
To get in shape, Abbey works out five times a week on a stair stepper that she can lean on, as opposed to a treadmill …Sharon Cotliar

Word History

First Known Use

1988, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stair-stepper was in 1988

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Cite this Entry

“Stair-stepper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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