Etymology
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stepper (n.)

"horse with a showy gait," 1835, agent noun from step (v.).

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Definitions of stepper

stepper (n.)
a professional dancer;
Synonyms: hoofer
stepper (n.)
a motor (especially an electric motor) that moves or rotates in small discrete steps;
Synonyms: stepping motor
stepper (n.)
a horse trained to lift its feet high off the ground while walking or trotting;
Synonyms: high stepper
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