dodgem car
noun see dodgem

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • dodgem car — variant UK US Main entry: dodgem * * * dodg|em «DOJ uhm», noun, or dodgem car, any one of various small cars ridden for entertainment in rinks at amusement parks or fairs: »It was as meaningless as watching a crowd of dodgem cars bumping and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dodgem car — dodgem UK [ˈdɒdʒəm] / US [ˈdɑdʒəm] or dodgem car UK / US noun Word forms dodgem : singular dodgem plural dodgems British 1) [countable] a small electric car at a funfair, that you drive and use for deliberately hitting other cars 2) the dodgems… …   English dictionary

  • dodgem car — dodg|em car [ˈdɔdʒəm ˌka: US ˈda:dʒəm ˌka:r] n BrE [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: Dodgem, a trademark] a car used on the dodgems American Equivalent: bumper car …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dodgem car — noun (C) BrE a small electric car that people drive around an enclosed area at a funfair; bumper car AmE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • dodgem — UK [ˈdɒdʒəm] / US [ˈdɑdʒəm] or dodgem car UK / US noun Word forms dodgem : singular dodgem plural dodgems British 1) [countable] a small electric car at a funfair, that you drive and use for deliberately hitting other cars 2) the dodgems [plural] …   English dictionary

  • dodgem — [[t]dɒ̱ʤəm[/t]] dodgems N COUNT: usu pl A dodgem or dodgem car is a small electric car with a wide rubber strip all round. People drive dodgems around a special area at an amusement park and sometimes crash into each other for fun. [mainly BRIT,… …   English dictionary

  • dodgem — noun Date: 1945 chiefly British bumper car called also dodgem car …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dodgem — (also dodgem car) noun a small electrically powered car driven within an enclosure at a funfair, with the aim of bumping other such cars and avoiding being bumped by them. Origin 1920s: US proprietary name (as Dodg em), from the phr. dodge them …   English new terms dictionary

  • dodgem — /ˈdɒdʒəm/ (say dojuhm) noun a small, low powered, electrically powered vehicle driven on a special rink at carnivals, shows, etc., for the amusement of bumping other dodgems. Also, dodgem car. {dodge + em, i.e. dodge them (other cars) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Dodgem — n. a small low powered electrically powered vehicle driven on a special platform where there are many others to be dodged. Syn: bumper car. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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