step·​per | \ ˈste-pər How to pronounce stepper (audio) \

Definition of stepper

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

Examples of stepper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another shopper said this stepper is a helpful tool for getting in their daily step goal. Travel + Leisure, "This Compact Stepper Machine Is a Must-have for At-home Workouts in Small Spaces," 26 Feb. 2021 Getting a stair stepper is a way to solve your problem. Chris Hachey, BGR Canada, "Best Stair Stepper," 10 Feb. 2021 Originally dubbed the Ergometer 6000, the stepper was renamed the StairMaster 5000 by then-marketing director Ralph Cissne. Michelle Delgado, Smithsonian Magazine, "The History of the StairMaster," 31 Jan. 2020 Soldiers riding on tanks and armored vehicles during the parades had less severe training than the goose-steppers. Fox News, "Past goose-steppers proud of place in North Korean parades," 6 Sep. 2018 Colussi recommends that parents, especially shorter ones, place a step aerobics stepper next to the crib. Anna Nowogrodzki, New York Times, "Postpartum Body Changes You Should Know About," 17 Apr. 2020 Floats, high steppers, bands, classic cars and motorcycles will make their through downtown Fort Worth, ending at Sundance Square, where a celebratory rally will follow. Norma Cavazos, Dallas News, "Celebrate MLK Day at parades and other events across Dallas-Fort Worth," 17 Jan. 2020 There are high-steppers in sashes and derby hats; there are blaring trombones and feathers and painted faces. Timothy O'grady, Condé Nast Traveler, "In New Orleans, Life Is at Full Blast," 14 Oct. 2019 In the front line are steppers and club officials, then family and marching band, and after that the second line, composed of everyone who wants to join in. Timothy O'grady, Condé Nast Traveler, "In New Orleans, Life Is at Full Blast," 14 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of stepper

1835, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stepper was in 1835

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5 Mar 2021

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“Stepper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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