noun (1)
\ ˈpräm How to pronounce pram (audio) , ˈpram How to pronounce pram (audio) \

Definition of pram

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a small lightweight nearly flat-bottomed boat with a broad transom and usually squared-off bow


noun (2)
\ ˈpram How to pronounce pram (audio) \

Definition of pram (Entry 2 of 2)

chiefly British

First Known Use of pram

Noun (1)

1531, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pram

Noun (1)

Middle Dutch praem & Middle Low German prām

Noun (2)

by shortening & alteration from perambulator

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“Pram.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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