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)

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According to The Sun, a British tabloid, the park on the property was set up like a carnival, complete with a Ferris wheel, bumper cars, games, and fall-colored string lights. Tess Kornfeld, Glamour, "Here's Everything That Happened at Princess Eugenie's Royal Wedding Reception," 13 Oct. 2018 Elias described WhirlyBall as a cross between lacrosse, basketball and hockey all rolled into one on bumper cars. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin's first WhirlyBall entertainment center, restaurant could be coming soon to Brookfield Square," 11 July 2018 Parkgoers at a North Carolina amusement park were in for a fright when a bumper car suddenly burst in flames. Janine Puhak, Fox News, "Bumper car catches on fire at North Carolina amusement park," 6 June 2018 Whirlyball is a team sport played in vehicles similar to bumper cars. Erin Hegarty, Naperville Sun, "Whirlyball business with laser tag, bowling proposed for burgeoning 'entertainment district' off Route 59 and I-88," 13 July 2018 The site will also include a two-story Whirley Ball auditorium, which will include bumper cars where players use hand held scoops to score in basket-like nets. Nicole Aimone, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Vici Capilli leaving Brookfield Square location, moving to Greenfield — for now," 26 June 2018 Returning for its ninth consecutive year is Neon Carnival (presented by Levi’s Brand and Tequila Don Julio), an outdoor dance party complete with amusement park rides and games, including bumper cars and a giant Ferris wheel. Brianne Tracy, PEOPLE.com, "Coachella 2018: Everything to Know from the Biggest Performers to the Hottest Parties," 12 Apr. 2018 The sport is a mix of parts lacrosse, hockey, basketball and bumper cars, according to the Whirlyball website. Erin Hegarty, Naperville Sun, "Whirlyball business with laser tag, bowling proposed for burgeoning 'entertainment district' off Route 59 and I-88," 13 July 2018 Shop the pop-up artist colony for handmade wares and unique goods; refuel in the food village, race bumper cars, watch acrobats, join a parade. Lauren Daley, BostonGlobe.com, "Summer music fests worth the drive," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of bumper car

1945, in the meaning defined above

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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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