Popemobile

Popemobile

[pohp-muh-beel]
noun (often lowercase)
Informal. any of various vehicles used to transport the pope when he appears in public, typically equipped with bulletproof glass.

Origin:
1975–80; Pope+ -mobile

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Popemobile (ˈpəʊpməˌbiːl)
 
n
a small open-top car used by the Pope to move amongst crowds
 
[C20: pope + -mobile]

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Main Entry:  popemobile
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a type of vehicle used by religious and political leaders that is specially designed with a viewing platform and bulletproof glass
Etymology:  first used by Pope John Paul II
Usage:  informal
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