from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A baby carriage.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who perambulates.
  • noun An instrument for measuring distances traveled. See odometer.
  • noun A small three-or four-wheeled carriage for a child, propelled by hand from behind; a baby-carriage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who perambulates.
  • noun A surveyor's instrument for measuring distances. It consists of a wheel arranged to roll along over the ground, with an apparatus of clockwork, and a dial plate upon which the distance traveled is shown by an index. See Odometer.
  • noun A low carriage for a child, propelled by pushing; a baby carriage; -- called also pram, in Britain.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun UK : a baby carriage; a pram

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

  • noun a small vehicle with four wheels in which a baby or child is pushed around


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  • Also called a pram in Great Britain

    Also called a baby carriage or a baby buggy in the United States

    January 30, 2008

  • also an instrument or wheel for measuring distances, to be used in surveying or traveling; called also a pedometer.

    December 22, 2009