bumper car


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)

Examples of bumper car in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dodgem, the park’s bumper car ride, was transferred from Coney Island back in 1972. Charles Infosino, The Enquirer, 1 Apr. 2022 New England winter getaways don’t get any more fun for non-skiers than steering a colorful bumper car forwards, backwards and sideways over an outdoor ice surface. Allison Tibaldi, USA TODAY, 1 Mar. 2022 Having gathered a head of steam, the racer jumps into the sled, which resembles a rogue bumper car or a very sophisticated go-kart. Sarah Larson, The New Yorker, 17 Feb. 2022 The Rink at Gallagher Way not only has ice skating, but also, visitors can learn how to curl and ride in an ice bumper car, new to Gallagher Way this year. Wendy Altschuler, Forbes, 5 Jan. 2022 The ice bumper car rides cost $15 for a 10-minute ride. Wendy Altschuler, Forbes, 5 Jan. 2022 When crews arrived, the candy store was burning and the flames spread to the adjacent children’s bumper car ride. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 20 Dec. 2021 In an interview in early July, Mr. Tolia had the somewhat rattled demeanor of a man who had been on a bumper car ride for three days. New York Times, 3 Aug. 2021 The former amusement park's bumper car pavilion has taken on new life as the setting for weekly outdoor dances — especially important while the historic Spanish Ballroom is closed. Washington Post, 23 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of bumper car

1938, in the meaning defined above

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“Bumper car.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bumper%20car. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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