bumper car
noun Date: 1959 a small electric car made to be driven around in an enclosure and to be bumped into others (as at an amusement park)

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  • Bumper car — at a small town fair A ride in a bumper car, short video clip Bumper car is the generic name for a type of flat ride consisting of several small electric cars which draw power from the floor and/or ceiling …   Wikipedia

  • bumper car — bumper cars N COUNT A bumper car is a small electric car with a wide rubber bumper all round. People drive bumper cars around a special enclosure at a fairground …   English dictionary

  • bumper car — n a small electric car that you drive in a special area at a ↑funfair and deliberately try to hit other cars →↑dodgems …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bumper car — bumper ,car noun count a small electric car for one or two people that you drive around a special area at an AMUSEMENT PARK and try to hit other cars …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bumper car — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms bumper car : singular bumper car plural bumper cars a dodgem car …   English dictionary

  • bumper car — noun a small low powered electrically powered vehicle driven on a special platform where there are many others to be dodged • Syn: ↑Dodgem • Hypernyms: ↑vehicle * * * noun, pl ⋯ cars [count] chiefly US : a small electric car that you drive around …   Useful english dictionary

  • bumper car — (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. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • bumper car — noun A small electric powered vehicle encircled with rubber bumper, used in an amusement ride. Syn: dodgem …   Wiktionary

  • bumper car — noun (C) a small electric car that you drive in a special area at a funfair and deliberately try to hit other cars …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bumper car — bump′er car n. (in an amusement park) a small electric vehicle with thick rubber bumpers that one maneuvers around an arena while purposely bumping other vehicles • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

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