perambulator

A perambulator is an old-fashioned word for a baby carriage. You might see parents pushing perambulators through the park.

The word perambulator isn't often used today — in Britain, people are more likely to call it a "pram," while in the U.S. these wheeled contraptions used for transporting babies are more commonly known as "strollers." An older meaning, and one still used today in a joking way, is "person who strolls around," or perambulates, from a root meaning "walk around," which is related to amble.

Definitions of perambulator
  1. noun
    a small vehicle with four wheels in which a baby or child is pushed around
    synonyms: baby buggy, baby carriage, carriage, go-cart, pram, pushchair, pusher, stroller
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    types:
    bassinet
    a perambulator that resembles a bassinet
    type of:
    wheeled vehicle
    a vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people
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