perambulator [per-am-byuh-ley-ter] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for perambulator on noun

  1. baby carriage.
  2. an odometer pushed by a person walking.
  3. 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.

    Archie’s Mistake

    G. E. Wyatt

  • Poor Dahlia, she’ll be frightened when she sees the perambulator gone.

    Once a Week

    Alan Alexander Milne

  • Mr. Trew gazed for a few moments at a baby in a perambulator.

    Love at Paddington

    W. Pett Ridge

  • Fort stood at the end of the perambulator, and looked at that other fellow’s baby.

    Saint’s Progress

    John Galsworthy

  • With his foot he drew the perambulator a little nearer to him.

    Old Valentines

    Munson Aldrich Havens

  • British Dictionary definitions for perambulator perambulator noun

    1. a formal word for pram 1
    2. a wheel-like instrument used by surveyors to measure distances

    Word Origin and History for perambulator n.

    1610s, “one who perambulates,” agent noun in Latin form from perambulate. Sense of “baby carriage” is first recorded 1856; often colloquially shortened to pram.

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