Main definitions of pram in English

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pram1

Pronunciation /pram/ /præm/

noun

British
  • A four-wheeled carriage for a baby, pushed by a person on foot.

    pushchair
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Origin

Late 19th century contracted abbreviation of perambulator.

Pronunciation

pram

/pram/ /præm/

Main definitions of pram in English

: pram1pram2

pram2

Pronunciation /präm/ /prɑm/ /pram/ /præm/

noun

  • 1A flat-bottomed sailboat.

    ‘The ASMA exhibition included exquisite scenes of children in Optimist prams, marinas, racing sailboats and a still life of a freshly caught trout, to name a few.’
    ‘On a sad note, the designer of the Opti pram passed away in December 2001, at the age of 86.’
    1. 1.1US A small, flat-bottomed rowboat for fishing.

Origin

Late Middle English from Middle Dutch prame, Middle Low German prāme, perhaps from Czech prám‘raft’.

Pronunciation

pram

/präm/ /prɑm/ /pram/ /præm/