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stroller

[stroh-ler]
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noun
  1. a person who takes a leisurely walk; saunterer.
  2. a wanderer; vagrant.
  3. an itinerant performer.
  4. a four-wheeled, often collapsible, chairlike carriage in which small children are pushed.

Origin of stroller

First recorded in 1600–10; stroll + -er1
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Examples from the Web for stroller

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  • The stroller tried a simple ruse, and nigh lost his feet in doing it.

    Robin Hood

    Paul Creswick

  • Before them fled the stroller and his three sons, capless and terrified.

    Robin Hood

    Paul Creswick

  • "A sign that we will be proper friends," replied the stroller.

    Robin Hood

    Paul Creswick

  • That's why he moved—he moved in that trailer, in that stroller.

    Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

  • The carriages grow fewer, the shadowy figures hurry by and touch the stroller lightly.

    The Immortal

    Alphonse Daudet


British Dictionary definitions for stroller

stroller

noun
  1. US, Canadian and Australian a usually collapsible chair-shaped carriage in which a small child may be wheeledAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries) buggy 1, pushchair
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Word Origin and History for stroller

n.

"child's push-chair," 1920, agent noun from stroll (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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