perambulator

[ per-am-byuh-ley-ter ]
/ pərˈæm byəˌleɪ tər /

noun

Chiefly British: Older Use. a baby carriage; pram.
an odometer pushed by a person walking.
(formerly) a person who makes a tour of inspection on foot.

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Origin of perambulator

First recorded in 1605–15; 1850–55 for def. 1; from Medieval Latin “inspector, surveyor”; from Latin perambulāt-, past participle stem of perambulāre “to ramble, stroll”; see origin at perambulate, -or;
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British Dictionary definitions for perambulator

perambulator
/ (pəˈræmbjʊˌleɪtə) /

noun

a formal word for pram 1
a wheel-like instrument used by surveyors to measure distances
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