Definition of perambulator in English:

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Pronunciation: /pəˈrambyəˌlādər/


1A machine, similar to an odometer, for measuring distances by means of a large wheel pushed along the ground by a long handle, with a mechanism for recording the revolutions.
2British A baby carriage; pram.
Example sentences
  • She may look as though life has dealt her a pretty poor hand, but behold, there's a baby in that perambulator, so obviously the lucky mother now comprehends all that was previously ineffable.
  • If at all possible have your scatterbrained inventor associate construct some sort of battery-operated amphibious perambulator.
  • In the clanky black perambulator was her latest babe.


Early 17th century: see perambulate.

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Syllabification: per·am·bu·la·tor

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