runabout

runabout

[ruhn-uh-bout]
noun
1.
a small, light automobile or other vehicle, usually with an open top; roadster.
2.
a small pleasure motorboat.
3.
a person who roves around from place to place or group to group.

Origin:
1540–50; noun use of verb phrase run about

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runabout (ˈrʌnəˌbaʊt)
 
n
1.  a small car, esp one for use in a town
2.  a light aircraft
3.  a light motorboat
4.  a person who moves about constantly or busily
 
vb
5.  (intr, adverb) to move busily from place to place

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