Definition of runabout in English:

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runabout

Pronunciation: /ˈrʌnəbaʊt/

noun

1A small car or light aircraft, especially one used for short journeys.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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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