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per·am·bu·la·tor

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

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

perambulator

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

n (Brit form) → Kinderwagen m
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References in classic literature ?
The stout, rather greedy children, who look so well in perambulators but get puffed easily when they walk, were all young thrushes once, and ladies often ask specially for them.
I don't know how it is, but there always seem to me to be more people, and dogs, and perambulators, and cabs, and carts about in wet weather than at any other time, and they all get in your way more, and everybody is so disagreeable--except myself--and it does make me so wild.
"Now, by the five corners of my beard!" shouted the Pharisee, who belonged to the sect called The Dashers (that little knot of saints whose manner of dashing and lacerating the feet against the pavement was long a thorn and a reproach to less zealous devotees-a stumbling-block to less gifted perambulators)--"by the five corners of that beard which, as a priest, I am forbidden to shave !-have we lived to see the day when a blaspheming and idolatrous upstart of Rome shall accuse us of appropriating to the appetites of the flesh the most holy and consecrated elements?
She had always thought children important, however, and the Darlings had become acquainted with her in Kensington Gardens, where she spent most of her spare time peeping into perambulators, and was much hated by careless nursemaids, whom she followed to their homes and complained of to their mistresses.
A short-frocked edition of Charles also regards them placidly; a perambulator edition is squeaking; a third edition is expected shortly.
ONE morning Lucinda and Jane had gone out for a drive in the doll's perambulator. There was no one in the nursery, and it was very quiet.
Both stood bending over a perambulator with a green umbrella.
Lower down was a nurse girl wheeling a perambulator and leading a second child by the hand.
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.
Not one, I fancy," he added, "like me - not one condemned to pass their days in a perambulator. You are a fine fellow, Gerald - a regular Fentolin.
Mr Vladimir, jumping up amazed from the depths of the arm-chair, looked over his shoulder; and below, across the courtyard of the Embassy, well beyond the open gate, could be seen the broad back of a policeman watching idly the gorgeous perambulator of a wealthy baby being wheeled in state across the Square.