Shortening of (perambulator).
(UK, Australia, New Zealand) A small vehicle, usually covered, in which a newborn baby is pushed around in a lying position; a perambulator.
* 1975 , , The Realms of Gold , 1977,
* 2006 , ,
- Janet Bird née Ollerenshaw was pushing her pram along Tockley High Street.
* 2012 , , Dark Companions ,
- For a start the pram' was heavier than it appeared, and also they were pulling it along very uneven ground. The edge of the field was slightly banked which tilted the ' pram at an angle.
- Stepping over her, he unbuttoned the pram ?s apron and pulled it back.
- At first he couldn?t make out what the pram' contained. He had to crane himself over, holding his body back from the obscuring light. The ' pram was full of groceries—cabbage, sprouts, potatoes.
* (US) baby carriage
* (vehicle in which an infant or toddler is pushed in sitting position) baby buggy, pushchair, pusher, stroller
* doll's pram
From (etyl) .
(nautical, historical) A flat-bottomed barge used on shallow shores to convey cargo to and from ships that cannot enter the harbour.
(nautical, historical) A similar barge used as platform for cannons in shallow waters which seagoing warships cannot enter.
A type of dinghy with a flat bow.
* 1979 August, F. M. Paulson, Car-topable Craft'', '' ,
* 1994 , Dave Hughes, Fly Fishing Basics ,
- Although the pram', like the johnboat, has a squared-off bow as well as stern, the bow lines on the ' pram will be narrower than those encountered on a johnboat.
- Nothing can beat the simple pleasure of paddling a pram around on a foggy dawn, probing pad flats, stumps and fallen logs for lurking bass.
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From English dialectal (Kentish) .
drab; shabby; dirty; squalid
* (drab) dismal, drab, dreary, gloomy, grimy
* (drab) bright, clean
- (Charles Dickens)