A blue baby carriage.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: Du praam from Middle Low German prom from Czech prám, ultimately from Indo-European base an unverified form per-, to go (see fare) from source ferry
Origin: altered from perambulator
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noun Chiefly British
Origin: Shortening and alteration of perambulator.
- Chiefly New England A small dinghy having a flat, snub-nosed bow.
- A flatbottom boat used chiefly in the Baltic Sea as a barge.
Origin: Dutch praam, flatbottom boat, from Middle Dutch praem, from Czech prám; see per1 in Indo-European roots.
pram - Computer Definition
(1) (Phase Change RAM) Pronounced "P-ram. See phase change memory.
(2) (Parameter RAM) Pronounced "P-ram." A battery-backed part of the Macintosh's memory that holds Control Panel settings and the settings for the hidden desktop file. If the command and option keys are held down at startup, the desktop settings are cleared and a dialog to rebuild the desktop is initiated.
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