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run·a·bout

 (rŭn′ə-bout′)
n.
1.
a. A small motorboat.
b. A light aircraft.
c. A small, open automobile or carriage.
2. A vagabond or wanderer.

runabout

(ˈrʌnəˌbaʊt) or

runaround

n
1. (Automotive Engineering) a small car, esp one for use in a town
2. (Aeronautics) a light aircraft
3. (Nautical Terms) a light motorboat
4. a person who moves about constantly or busily
vb
(intr, adverb) to move busily from place to place

run•a•bout

(ˈrʌn əˌbaʊt)

n.
1. a small, light automobile with an open top; roadster.
2. a small pleasure motorboat.
3. a person who roves around from place to place.
[1540–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.runabout - an open automobile having a front seat and a rumble seatrunabout - an open automobile having a front seat and a rumble seat
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
rumble seat - a folding outside seat in the back of some early cars
Translations
runabout

runabout

[ˈrʌnəbaʊt] N
1. (Aut) → coche m pequeño
2. (Rail etc) → billete m kilométrico

runabout

[ˈrʌnəbaʊt] n
(= car) → cabriolet m
(US) (= boat) → canot m à moteur

runabout

[ˈrʌnəˌbaʊt] n (car) → utilitaria
References in classic literature ?
And to the end of the day, Bob continued to be up to one trick or another; after passing a dozen automobiles on the way into Oakland, suddenly electing to go mad with fright at a most ordinary little runabout. And just before he arrived back at the stable he capped the day with a combined whirling and rearing that
He had, however, taken the precaution to engage in advance a runabout with a pair of old livery-stable trotters that could still do their eighteen miles on level roads; and at two o'clock, hastily deserting the luncheon-table, he sprang into the light carriage and drove off.
She was at the helm of her little runabout. She swung around and came after me, catching me at the corner.
And it might be that in time to come there would be given to them little runabouts.
Men--Americans--driving along in buggies or runabouts looked at Saxon and Billy curiously.
In typical Japanese style, it stands for Comfortable Runabout Vehicle - quite an understatement for a very fine machine which is indeed very comfortable but far more than a simple runabout.
Summary: Team Abu Dhabi rider currently joint top with Frenchman Perez in Runabout GP1 category
Saly won jet ski gold in the Ski Modified and a bronze in the 1100 Runabout Stock class at the Asian Games in Indonesia two months ago.
This year's title was in the Pro-Am Runabout Stock Class.
The championship was organised by the International Jet Sports Boating Association (IJSBA).Competitor Abdulrahman Al Omar won his second medal of the Finals, as he got gold in the Stock Asp Nat Runabout Pro-am event, after his third-day silver medal obtained in the SS runabout experts' event, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.
Competitor Mohammad Al-Baz managed to finish first at the open runabout Pro event, while his teammate Mohammad Burbayea won a silver in the same event.
Qatar's Waleed al Sharshani, who will compete in the Pro Runabout Grand Prix, will be Qatar's main hope in the event..