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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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 Otherwise, the guy is still kind of a mystery, even after hours of watching him watch a dozen women wrestle and crash into each other like bumper cars. Erin Reimel, Glamour, "This 'SNL' Parody of Arie Luyendyk Jr. From 'The Bachelor' Is Spot On," 21 Jan. 2018 The incident happened on June 4, when a double-seater bumper car vehicle at the Dog'ems ride at Carowinds, in Charlotte, Fox 46 reports. Janine Puhak, Fox News, "Bumper car catches on fire at North Carolina amusement park," 6 June 2018

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1945, in the meaning defined above

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bumper car

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bumper car

: 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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