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  • n. A small electric-powered vehicle encircled with rubber bumper, used in an amusement ride.

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  • n. a small low-powered electrically powered vehicle driven on a special platform where there are many others to be dodged


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  • Bumper car is the generic name for a type of flat ride consisting of several small electric cars that draw their power from an overhead grid, which is turned off by the operator at the end of a session. They are also known as dodgem cars, or simply dodgems, the last name being the usual term in British English.

    January 31, 2008