Definition of runabout
1 : one who wanders about : stray
2 : a light usually open wagon, car, or motorboat
Recent Examples of runabout from the Web
The 500 remains an eye-catching runabout that’s easy on gas and delivers a lot of fun per dollar.
With options totaling $2,880 and destination charges of $995, my fun-to-drive 500c urban runabout with flair delivered for $20,365 – the most affordable convertible in America.
Ships like this, similar to the runabouts in Deep Space Nine, are often seen as expendable.
Jet-skis and mahogany runabouts zipped 30 feet in front of the bow and alongside the gunwales.
Beyond helping Mitsubishi boost volume, cut costs and recoup its investment in the electric runabout, the deal allows Peugeot-Citroen to quickly and easily compete against Renault in the electric arena.
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First Known Use of runabout
RUNABOUT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of runabout for English Language Learners
: a small motorboat
: a small car
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