• WordNet 3.6
    • n stepper a horse trained to lift its feet high off the ground while walking or trotting
    • n stepper a motor (especially an electric motor) that moves or rotates in small discrete steps
    • n stepper a professional dancer
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Stepper One who, or that which, steps; as, a quick stepper .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stepper One who or that which steps (with a certain gait or carriage expressed or implied); specifically, a fast horse: often in composition: as, a high-stepper; that horse in a good stepper.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Stepper one who steps
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. stæpestapan, to go; Dut. stap, Ger. stapfe.


In literature:

She was a real stepper.
"Jane Field" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
I've a trap with a fast stepper, and if we start to-morrow at half-past nine, we shall be in plenty of time.
"Phineas Finn" by Anthony Trollope
Any number may take part in the sport, and in turn act as stepper.
"On the Trail" by Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard
The doctor came tearing down with a spirited bay, a magnificent stepper.
"Wayside Courtships" by Hamlin Garland
The doctor came tearing down with a spirited bay, a magnificent stepper.
"Other Main-Travelled Roads" by Hamlin Garland
Will you come, and sit with Stepper and me?
"Play the Game!" by Ruth Comfort Mitchell
Course, though, I ain't no side-stepper.
"Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford
The mare 's a stepper, and Phil King knows how to handle the ribbons.
"An Echo Of Antietam" by Edward Bellamy
Confound the fellow, what a cold feeler and cautious stepper he is!
"The Greville Memoirs (Second Part)" by Charles C. F. Greville
Rounding Stepper Point, we stood up the broad estuary which forms the mouth of the river Camel, on the southern shore of which stands Padstow.
"A Yacht Voyage Round England" by W.H.G. Kingston

In news:

The maximum stepper output frequency is 2 MHz.
Although the stronger growth of steppers in medical equipment forecast at 6% for 2012 is expected to continue in 2013, this market only represents 16% of the total steppers market in 2011.
Thus the steppers market is closely tied to machinery production output, which rebounded strongly after the recession.
This webinar will review some of the basic parameters necessary to properly select and apply stepper motor technology to motion applications.
Stepper drive for motion controller.
Galil's DMC-30016 1-axis motion controller is packaged with a 1.4 A/phase Stepper Drive in one compact unit.
2011 Thanksgiving Stepper 's Explosion Playlist.
Thank you for listening to V103's 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Stepper 's Explosion.
Here Comes the Hot Stepper .
Steppers position precisely if loads are stable and speeds stay below 1,000 rpm.
Compared with servomotors, hybrid steppers have the advantage of rugged, simple construction.
Where precise positioning is a must, hybrid steppers best suit applications characterized by stable loads and speeds under 1,000 rpm.
Stepper Solid Gold Collection.
Calling all runners, joggers, walkers, hikers, sprinters, steppers, striders, and gliders.
The ProtoMat S63 utilizes accurate, powerful stepper motors to mill away unwanted surface material, creating PCBs in a matter of minutes.

In science:

Kevrekidis, Coarse stability and bifurcation analysis using time-steppers: a reaction-diffusion example, Proc.
Equation-free, multiscale computation for unsteady random diffusion
The sample holder can be translated in one direction (parallel to the surface of the sample) with a total displacement of 12 mm by means of a stepper motor.
Spatial Extent of Random Laser Modes
Treatment planning and seed implantation is now based on the intensive use of transrectal ultrasound imaging. A stepper is used to acquire parallel transverse images with constant inter-slice distance.
MRI/TRUS data fusion for prostate brachytherapy. Preliminary results
The stepper is designed to acquire TRUS images every 5mm.
MRI/TRUS data fusion for prostate brachytherapy. Preliminary results
The focus of the laser creating the 49s atoms can be moved laterally within the trap by use of a stepper motor.
Radio-frequency driven dipole-dipole interactions in spatially separated volumes