Definition of runabout in English:


Line breaks: run|about
Pronunciation: /ˈrʌnəbaʊt


  • 1A small car or light aircraft, especially one used for short journeys.
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    • It's a meeting at great temperature between a city runabout and an army Jeep.
    • The Smarts are built by Mercedes Benz and they are supposed to be town cars, little runabouts, and not designed for the wide open highways.
    • Designed as a city runabout, the two-door hatchback is shorter and narrower than a Maruti 800 and can just accommodate two adults and two children.
  • 1.1North American A small motor boat.
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    • Most runabouts and ski boats have swim platforms that invite people to linger there at the same time it hides the exhaust outlet.
    • Maxum makes a line of sporty runabouts, deck boats and shapely curved cruisers and yachts from 18-42 feet.
    • Though more than 300 miles from the coast, spots along the Colorado such as Lake Havasu are a Mecca for Californians who love go-fast boats, runabouts and water sports.

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