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bumper car

(in an amusement park) a small, carlike electric vehicle with an encircling rubber bumper that one maneuvers around an enclosed arena while purposely bumping other vehicles.
Origin of bumper car
1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The original interactive device is still the book, which fosters a train of thought rather than a bumper car of emotions.
  • The flattened remains of the carousel and bumper car structures have been left untouched.
British Dictionary definitions for bumper car

bumper car

a low-powered electrically propelled vehicle driven and bumped against similar cars in a special rink at a funfair Also called Dodgem
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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