ETYM Pedi-, pedo- + -meter: cf. French pédomčtre.
Instrument for measuring distance travelled on foot.
Instrument measuring distance traversed by walker by recording number of steps.
Small portable instrument for counting the number of steps taken, and measuring the approximate distance covered by a person walking. Each step taken by the walker sets in motion a swinging weight within the instrument, causing the mechanism to rotate, and the number of rotations are registered on the instrument face.
For recording the number of steps taken in walking.