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[per-am-byuh-ley-ter] /pərˈæm byəˌleɪ tər/

an odometer pushed by a person walking.
a person who makes a tour of inspection on foot.
a formal word for pram1
a wheel-like instrument used by surveyors to measure distances

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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