perambulator [per-am-byuh-ley-ter] ExamplesWord Originnoun
- baby carriage.
- an odometer pushed by a person walking.
- a person who makes a tour of inspection on foot.
Origin of perambulator 1605–15; Medieval Latin: inspector, surveyor; see perambulate, -tor Related Words for perambulator hiker, cradle, crib, perambulator, pram, buggy, pedestrian, stroller, wayfarer, bus, vehicle, train, car, stage, victoria, charabanc, chaise, carriage, pushchair, ambulator Examples from the Web for perambulator Historical Examples of perambulator
I ain’t a baby, nor a perambulator neither, to be pushed about by you.
G. E. Wyatt
Poor Dahlia, she’ll be frightened when she sees the perambulator gone.
Alan Alexander Milne
Mr. Trew gazed for a few moments at a baby in a perambulator.
W. Pett Ridge
Fort stood at the end of the perambulator, and looked at that other fellow’s baby.
With his foot he drew the perambulator a little nearer to him.
Munson Aldrich Havens
British Dictionary definitions for perambulator perambulator noun
- a formal word for pram 1
- a wheel-like instrument used by surveyors to measure distances
Word Origin and History for perambulator n.