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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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 The buskers have been banished; the perambulators have perished. Rachel Schallom, Fortune, "Diary of a lockdown: What it feels like in 16 cities during the pandemic," 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, "Extraordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things: Behind the Scenes of Cats," 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, "Rhode Island’s Classic Carousels: A Seaside Tour," 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, "Good news for border residents: No one is throwing 60-pound bags of drugs over a 50-foot wall," 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 5 Mar. 2021.

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