step·​per | \ˈste-pər \

Definition of stepper 

: one (such as a fast horse or a dancer) that steps

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Rhythm and blues, jazz, blues, gospel and dusties performers plus steppers and choirs also are part of the lineup. Jessi Virtusio, Daily Southtown, "Disc jockeys given their due at inaugural Music Alliance Festival in Riverdale," 11 July 2018 The name and theme of the podcast reflects those who push boundaries with the purpose of actualizing their dreams, and as a kid growing up in Markham, Illinois, Rob credits his mom and inspiration as the original line stepper in his life. Chicago Reader, "Rob McKay of Connect Gallery," 28 June 2018 Cardio: Life Fitness and Woodway treadmills, ellipticals, and steppers. 2. Katy Schneider, The Cut, "Teyana Taylor’s Nail Salon, a New Gym From Chelsea Piers, and High-Design Seder Plates," 18 Mar. 2018 The floor had a certain musical sound to it when it was filled with two-steppers. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "Goodnight Charlie's is the honky-tonk Montrose didn't know it needed," 30 Jan. 2018 Stair-steppers in particular are waning—but not stepmills—along with some elliptical machines, Mr. Johnson says. Rachel Bachman, WSJ, "Gyms Ditch Machines to Make Space for Free Weights," 23 Dec. 2017 For now, GymKit will only work with cardio machines like treadmills, ellipticals, indoor bikes, and stair-steppers from companies like Life Fitness, Technogym, Matrix, and Star Trac among others. Time, "Your Apple Watch is About to Become More Useful at the Gym," 12 Dec. 2017 Today, the group inspires admiration among the youngest club kids, who covet spots on the team and sometimes sneak into practice to stand on the sidelines and shadow the movements of steppers. Leila Atassi,, "Cheetaz step team offers dance and direction in a neighborhood starving for both: A Greater Cleveland," 24 Oct. 2017 Lowe became one of the most dangerous running backs of the 1960s, a high-stepper with knees that fired like pistons. Bryce Miller,, "Ex-Charger Paul Lowe: 'Are they waiting for me to die?'," 29 Sep. 2017

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1835, in the meaning defined above

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