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)

Examples of bumper car in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Experiencing 2020 felt like riding in a bumper car; non-stop crashing, sparks everywhere, constantly being jerked around. Sumiko Wilson, refinery29.com, "You Have 10 New Netflix Canada Treats To Watch This Weekend," 30 Dec. 2020 Giraffe was also seen next to a $3 sign and driving a bumper car. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "Who Is Giraffe on 'The Masked Singer'? Fans Are 100% Confident They Know," 23 Sep. 2020 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," 25 Feb. 2020 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," 25 Feb. 2020 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," 25 Feb. 2020 Among Zynga's most recent game titles, the company partnered with Snapchat to launch multiplayer titles exclusively for Snap Games, with mini bumper car game Bumped Out revealed as the first game under the new collaboration. Trilby Beresford, The Hollywood Reporter, "Zynga Posts Highest Revenue in Company History, Unveils Acquisition of Hyper Casual Game Dev Rollic," 5 Aug. 2020 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

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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 20 Apr. 2021.

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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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