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1. One that steps, especially in a fast or spirited manner.
2. Informal A dancer.
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a person or animal that steps, esp a horse or a dancer
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(ˈstɛp ər)

a person or animal that steps.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stepper - a professional dancer
dancer, professional dancer, terpsichorean - a performer who dances professionally
2.stepper - a motor (especially an electric motor) that moves or rotates in small discrete steps
motor - machine that converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy and so imparts motion
3.stepper - a horse trained to lift its feet high off the ground while walking or trotting
Equus caballus, horse - solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
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References in classic literature ?
"Of course there's no one to tell us whose fault that was," said Jerry, "and as long as I don't know I shall give him the benefit of the doubt; for a firmer, neater stepper I never rode.
Down the cobblestones of the quiet street came the ring of a stepper's hoofs; they stopped before the house, and he caught the opening of a carriage door.
Give us two weeks more, Miss Carr--only two weeks to wash up our work and realize--and we'll give you a pair of 2.40 steppers and a skeleton buggy to meet you at the top of the hill and drive you over to the cabin.
Back in the hills, there, he's got a ranch of five hundred an' eighty acres, bought it dirt cheap, too; an' I want to tell you I could travel around in a different tourin' car every day in the week just outa the profits he makes on that ranch from the horses all the way from heavy draughts to fancy steppers.
The typical cost for a "second stepper" to trade up to their next home last year was around 4.6 times annual average earnings, significantly higher than the ratio of 2.9 times a decade ago, Lloyds TSB's home mover review said.
The drive package can be used with rotary stepper motors or stepper motor-based linear actuators and can be configured for full step, half step, or microstep.
The DCM4826X stepper motor drive module is a bipolar 2 phase chopper drive package rated for a 12-48VDC Input voltage and a continuous output current rating of 2.6A rms (3.68A peak) per phase.
India, April 23 -- Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, a manufacturer of linear motion products, has launched the DCM4826X stepper motor drive module.
The second stepper affordability measure in the UK now stands at the highest level since records began in 1987 - 5.2 times gross annual average earnings.
No worries, there's still time, especially with this new Dynamic Stepper from Connection Fitness that fits perfectly at home.
The ZR20 rotary table is a small footprint stepper motor rotary table that is said to be great for applications where space is at a premium.
The PDS-100 is a programmable dispensing system which uses precision stepper motors to control a variety of the company's patented valveless piston pumps.