perambulator


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per·am·bu·la·tor

 (pə-răm′byə-lā′tər)
n. Chiefly British
A baby carriage.

perambulator

(pəˈræmbjʊˌleɪtə)
n
1. a formal word for pram1
2. (Surveying) a wheel-like instrument used by surveyors to measure distances

per•am•bu•la•tor

(pərˈæm byəˌleɪ tər)

n.
2. an odometer pushed by a person walking.
3. a person who makes a tour of inspection on foot.
[1605–15; < Medieval Latin: inspector, surveyor]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.perambulator - a small vehicle with four wheels in which a baby or child is pushed aroundperambulator - a small vehicle with four wheels in which a baby or child is pushed around
bassinet - a perambulator that resembles a bassinet
wheeled vehicle - a vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people; "the oldest known wheeled vehicles were found in Sumer and Syria and date from around 3500 BC"
Translations

perambulator

(o.f.) [ˈpræmbjʊleɪtəʳ] N (Brit) (frm) → cochecito m de niño

perambulator

n (Brit form) → Kinderwagen m
References in classic literature ?
ONE morning Lucinda and Jane had gone out for a drive in the doll's perambulator.
I asked carelessly, while twins in a perambulator got out of our line of fire.
All our exclusive citizens will recall the Perambulator Parade Dinner, in which Last-Trick Todd, at his palatial home at Pilgrim's Pond, caused so many of our prominent debutantes to look even younger than their years.
And then there is the wild chase after it, accompanied by an excitable small dog, who thinks it is a game, and in the course of which you are certain to upset three or four innocent children--to say nothing of their mothers--butt a fat old gentleman on to the top of a perambulator, and carom off a ladies' seminary into the arms of a wet sweep.
They abused her goodness, I'm sorry to say, and while they walked in the lanes, they stood the perambulator alone in a field where there was a bull.
Thus, if you leave your empty perambulator under the trees and watch from a distance, you will see the birds boarding it and hopping about from pillow to blanket in a twitter of excitement; they are trying to find out how babyhood would suit them.
Lower down was a nurse girl wheeling a perambulator and leading a second child by the hand.
You must not think, however, that he was a coward, for he came back next night with a crust in one hand and a stick in the other, but the perambulator had gone, and he never saw another one.
Finn called out to him to go away, and as he persisted in coming nearer, she hit him courageously with her umbrella over the head and, without once looking back, ran like the wind with the perambulator as far as the first house in the village.
A short-frocked edition of Charles also regards them placidly; a perambulator edition is squeaking; a third edition is expected shortly.
Not one, I fancy," he added, "like me - not one condemned to pass their days in a perambulator.
Both stood bending over a perambulator with a green umbrella.