per·​am·​bu·​la·​tor | \ pə-ˈram-byə-ˌlā-tər How to pronounce perambulator (audio) , for sense 2 also ˈpram- \

Definition of perambulator

1 : one that perambulates
2 chiefly British : a baby carriage

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Examples of perambulator in a Sentence

counts himself among that select group of hikers who are perambulators of the entire Appalachian Trail nannies pushing perambulators around London's Hyde Park
Recent Examples on the Web Scilla caught up to this unlikely perambulator in a few strides. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, 7 June 2021 The buskers have been banished; the perambulators have perished. Rachel Schallom, Fortune, 21 Mar. 2020 Maple leaves like dinner plates have blown up against the high tread of the sidewalks, and bicycles and perambulators are too tall to climb onto or into. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, 19 Dec. 2019 The carousel’s maker, the Charles W.F. Dare Company, of Brooklyn, N.Y., also manufactured children’s perambulators and toys, such as rocking horses. Michael Tortorello, WSJ, 1 Sep. 2017 But, happily, the American perambulators enjoying their walk beside the wall would need only peek through it to see drug dealers loading up a medieval siege weapon, allowing them to hastily run for cover. Philip Bump, Washington Post, 14 July 2017

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First Known Use of perambulator

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Perambulator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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