an odometer pushed by a person walking.
a person who makes a tour of inspection on foot.

1605–15; < Medieval Latin: inspector, surveyor; see perambulate, -tor Unabridged
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perambulator (pəˈræmbjʊˌleɪtə)
1.  a formal word for pram
2.  a wheel-like instrument used by surveyors to measure distances

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The world, peering into the royal perambulator, detected an ethereal quality.
At the end of four weeks a rubber tired perambulator in which it lies on pillows is proper.
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