Pram meaning

prăm
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A baby carriage.
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(chiefly new england) A small dinghy having a flat, snub-nosed bow.
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A flatbottom boat used chiefly in the Baltic Sea as a barge.
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A small, flat-bottomed boat usually with a square bow; now sometimes, specif., a sailboat made like this.
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(1) (Phase Change RAM) Pronounced "P-ram. See phase change memory.
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(UK, Australia, New Zealand) A small vehicle, usually covered, in which a newborn baby is pushed around in a lying position; a perambulator.
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(nautical, historical) A flat-bottomed barge used on shallow shores to convey cargo to and from ships that cannot enter the harbour.
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(nautical, historical) A similar barge used as platform for cannons in shallow waters which seagoing warships cannot enter.
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A type of dinghy with a flat bow.
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Origin of pram

  • Dutch praam flatbottom boat from Middle Dutch praem from Czech prám per1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Shortening and alteration of perambulator

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Dutch praam (“a flat-bottomed boat").

    From Wiktionary

  • Shortening of perambulator.

    From Wiktionary