bumper car


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bumper car

n
a low-powered electrically propelled vehicle driven and bumped against similar cars in a special rink at a funfair. Also called: Dodgem

bump′er car`


n.
(in an amusement park) a small electric vehicle with thick rubber bumpers that one maneuvers around an arena while purposely bumping other vehicles.
[1945–50]
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Noun1.bumper car - a small low-powered electrically powered vehicle driven on a special platform where there are many others to be dodgedbumper car - a small low-powered electrically powered vehicle driven on a special platform where there are many others to be dodged
vehicle - a conveyance that transports people or objects
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Right beside the bumper car ride for children is the same game for adult visitors.
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It's a big smile that lifts everything up and hides the jaw that has no definition and the neck that is like a rooster's" Top fashion photographer Mario Testino "It was like watching a bumper car ride" Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood's verdict on TV weather girl Carol Kirkwood's performance on the show "We Spice Girls still look good for our age because we have all made enough money to make ourselves look however we want" Mel C "When you're young, it's excitement and terror.
Fate, in the form of an insistent carnival pitchman, diverts her from her haughty indifference with a shower of free tickets to the bumper car ride.
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Although he is eager to go outside his mommy's belly and really see them, baby Brian is tired from his long play, and he gets back into his bumper car and returns to take a nap under a thick soft blanket, still in his Mommy's belly.
While the 1950's and 1960's predated the need to protect the public from the trauma of hot coffee spills and other obvious legal liabilities (like being frightened watching a horror movie) someone must have thought it was important for the pilot of the bumper car to be able to see over the steering wheel and not be strangled by the seat belt.
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3) Right, Jorgelis Baez, 9, of Worcester enjoys the bumper car ride.
Or the fact that the maximum speed of a bumper car is about three miles an hour, given a following wind.