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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