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perambulator

[per-am-byuh-ley-ter] /pərˈæm byəˌleɪ tər/
noun
2.
an odometer pushed by a person walking.
3.
a person who makes a tour of inspection on foot.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Medieval Latin: inspector, surveyor; see perambulate, -tor
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British Dictionary definitions for perambulator

perambulator

/pəˈræmbjʊˌleɪtə/
noun
1.
a formal word for pram1
2.
a wheel-like instrument used by surveyors to measure distances
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Word Origin and History for perambulator
n.

1610s, "one who perambulates," agent noun in Latin form from perambulate. Sense of "baby carriage" is first recorded 1856; often colloquially shortened to pram.

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