bumper car

noun

Definition of bumper car

: a small electric car made to be driven around in an enclosure and to be bumped into others (as at an amusement park)

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Recent Examples on the Web Related Stories Capturing this liquid game of bumper cars allows researchers to better understand how fluids interact with each other. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "Mesmerizing: Watch the Exact Moment Two Water Droplets Merge Into One," 26 Feb. 2020 Privacy - Terms The bumper car caught fire around 12:30 p.m. at the Dog'ems ride, Observer news partner WBTV reported. Joe Marusak, charlotteobserver, "Carowinds bumper car erupts in flames, and a dad captures it on video," 4 June 2018 When the inevitable game of bumper cars settled down, about a dozen large survivors remained. Charlie Wood, Popular Science, "Did Uranus get smacked so hard it spun sideways?," 9 Apr. 2020 The top-deck SeaPlex is billed as the largest indoor activity space at sea and packed with fun stuff that includes virtual reality games, augmented reality gaming walls, bumper cars, a sports bar and glow-in-the-dark laser tag. Fran Golden, USA TODAY, "2020 cruise ships: Royal Caribbean, Carnival up the excitement; Virgin, Ritz-Carlton debut," 14 Nov. 2019 The family-friendly spot has a snow playground, an igloo, a bumper car ice rink, a giant snow slide and more. Emily Matchar, Smithsonian Magazine, "Eight of the World’s Coolest Indoor Snow Parks," 26 Feb. 2020 Golfland will be open on New Year's Eve with unlimited mini golf, video games, laser tag and bumper cars plus a DJ, dance floor and midnight balloon drop. Clifford Summerhill, azcentral, "Family-friendly New Year's Eve in Phoenix: You don't even have to wait until midnight," 23 Dec. 2019 The bumper cars return to the rink in January 2020. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, "You Can Ride in Icy Bumper Cars at This NYC Rink," 4 Dec. 2019 The final week of the regular season is here, but aside from the claustrophobia of the AL wild-card race and the goofy bumper cars-on-speed jockeying for the NL wild cards, there isn’t much drama left in the pennant chases. Jon Tayler, SI.com, "Baseball Should Be Fun. Let's Hope It Stays That Way," 24 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of bumper car

1938, in the meaning defined above

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26 May 2020

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“Bumper car.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bumper%20car. Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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bumper car

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bumper car

chiefly US : a small electric car that you drive around in a small area at an amusement park and use to try to hit other cars

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