a person or thing that bumps. a metal guard, usually horizontal, for protecting the front or rear of an automobile, truck, etc. any protective rim, guard, pad, or disk for absorbing shock and preventing damage from bumping, as a rubber-tipped doorstop or an old tire on the side of a boat. a cup or glass […]
(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. noun a low-powered electrically propelled vehicle driven and bumped against similar cars in a special rink at a funfair Also called Dodgem
either of two vertical crosspieces attached to a bumper of a motor vehicle to prevent it from locking bumpers with another vehicle.