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  • n. A bumper car in an amusement park.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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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