- baby carriage.
- an odometer pushed by a person walking.
- a person who makes a tour of inspection on foot.
Origin of perambulator
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Examples from the Web for perambulator
I ain't a baby, nor a perambulator neither, to be pushed about by you.Archie's Mistake
G. E. Wyatt
Poor Dahlia, she'll be frightened when she sees the perambulator gone.Once a Week
Alan Alexander Milne
Mr. Trew gazed for a few moments at a baby in a perambulator.Love at Paddington
W. Pett Ridge
Fort stood at the end of the perambulator, and looked at that other fellow's baby.Saint's Progress
With his foot he drew the perambulator a little nearer to him.Old Valentines
Munson Aldrich Havens
- a formal word for pram 1
- a wheel-like instrument used by surveyors to measure distances
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Word Origin and History for perambulator
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