noun (often lowercase)

Informal. any of various vehicles used to transport the pope when he appears in public, typically equipped with bulletproof glass.

Origin of Popemobile

First recorded in 1975–80; Pope+ -mobile
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noun informal

a small open-top car used by the Pope to move amongst crowds

Word Origin for Popemobile

C20: pope + -mobile
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