from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly British A baby carriage.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. : a baby carriage; a pram
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who perambulates.
- n. A surveyor's instrument for measuring distances. It consists of a wheel arranged to roll along over the ground, with an apparatus of clockwork, and a dial plate upon which the distance traveled is shown by an index. See Odometer.
- n. A low carriage for a child, propelled by pushing; a baby carriage; -- called also pram, in Britain.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who perambulates.
- n. An instrument for measuring distances traveled. See odometer.
- n. A small three-or four-wheeled carriage for a child, propelled by hand from behind; a baby-carriage.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small vehicle with four wheels in which a baby or child is pushed around
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So the Bishop like the nursemaid in my parable thought he knew better what clothes the baby ought to wear in the new perambulator, that is to say what services we ought to have in the new St. Wilfred's.
The perambulator is our Mission here in Lima Street.
Almost the only mode of conveyance for travelers is a vehicle called a jinricksha, having somewhat the appearance of a large perambulator, which is drawn by natives with
Coming toward the three children seated in the sand by the perambulator was a thin bent old woman, leaning on a stick.
She has lived in a palace; and her perambulator was a gondola.
Don had never seen one but he recognized its function; it was a Martian's "perambulator," a portable air-conditioning unit to provide the rare, cold air necessary to a Martian aborigine.
I claim, 1st, In combination with a wheeled machine for planting corn or other seed at regular intervals, a "perambulator," substantially as described, when hung concentrically to a revolving seed cylinder, C, and operated in connection therewith, substantially in the manner and for the purpose herein in specified.
He was a "perambulator," and, in the words of one of his critics,
Coincidentally, when out for a woodsy walk this morning, my co-perambulator noticed a set of tracks in the snow and noted that they likely belonged to “something large, galumphing.”
Beyond, under the palms at the edge of the sea, two Chinese nursemaids, in their pretty native costume of white yee-shon and-straight-lined trousers, their black braids of hair down their backs, attended each on a baby in a perambulator.