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

Examples of stair-stepper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While families who staggered every sibling can get away with single strollers, those with stair-steppers will have multiple small children with tired little legs that can’t keep up. Dorian Smith-Garcia, Parents, 25 July 2023 Bailey, 36, had been training for months: spending one to three hours a day, six days a week, on the stair-stepper gaining a minimum of 3,000 feet each day, lifting weights, engaging in high-intensity workouts, cycling, hiking and running. Diane Bell, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 May 2023

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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 24 May. 2024.

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