pram

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pram a small vehicle with four wheels in which a baby or child is pushed around
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pram (Naut) See Praam.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pram A flat-bottomed boat or lighter, used in the Netherlands and the Baltic ports for loading and unloading merchant vessels.
    • n pram Milit., a similar barge or lighter mounted with guns, and used as a floating battery.
    • n pram A perambulator.
    • n pram A sort of push-cart for carrying milk on a route to customers.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pram präm a flat-bottomed Dutch lighter: a barge fitted as a floating battery.
    • n Pram pram a vulgar abbrev. of perambulator.
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Idioms

Get out of your pram - (UK) If someone gets out of their pram, they respond aggressively to an argument or problem that doesn't involve them.
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Throw your toys out of the pram - To make an angry protest against a relatively minor problem, in the process embarrassing the protester. The analogy is with a baby who throws toys out of the pram in order to get their parent to pay attention to them. The implication in the idiom is that the protester is acting like a baby.
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Usage

In literature:

I've got a pram round the back in the wood-lodge.
"The Railway Children" by E. Nesbit
Kids like you oughtn't to be allowed out of their prams.
"Jeremy" by Hugh Walpole
PRAM comes in by himself, wrapt in tipsy contemplation.
"Three Dramas" by Björnstjerne M. Björnson
The pram got a rate on of a mile a minute, and the sticks weren't needed.
"A Little Bush Maid" by Mary Grant Bruce
I then manoeuvred the pram, and everybody plunged into the surf and hauled himself out with the rope.
"The Worst Journey in the World, Volumes 1 and 2" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
The child is resentful, but resigned, is wrapped up well, put in his pram and wheeled up and down the Madeira Road.
"A Student in Arms" by Donald Hankey
And there's no question of buying a pram now, thank God!
"Married Life" by May Edginton
Lower away the big pram!
"The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
What did it feel like to push that "pram"?
"Explorers of the Dawn" by Mazo de la Roche
An immense pram, larger than the launch of a frigate, and rowed by two natives, bore us sluggishly to the cutter.
"A Yacht Voyage to Norway, Denmark, and Sweden" by W. A. Ross
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In poetry:

They wear them for punching
Our tickets in trams,
Or pushing their babies
Abroad in their prams.
"A Question" by Cicely Fox Smith
Now the leaves are falling fast,
Nurse's flowers will not last;
Nurses to the graves are gone,
And the prams go rolling on.
"Autumn Song" by W H Auden
When I was young I was too proud
To wheel my daughter in her pram.
"It's infra dig," I said aloud,—
Bot now I'm old, behold I am
Perambulating up and down
Grand-daughter through the town.
"Lucindy Jane" by Robert W Service
Sure 'tis the love of childer makes for savin' of the soul,
And in Maternity the hope of humankind we see;
So though she wears no halo, headin' out for Heaven's goal,
Awheelin' of a double pram,—bless Montreal Maree!
"The Twins Of Lucky Strike" by Robert W Service
"It's the dummy wot done it," said Bleary Bill.
"As a child I was out o' luck.
A kid in me pram, that's wot I am
When they gimme the thing to suck.
An' I took to it good, for I like the taste;
With never a thought of a life laid waste.
"The Deadly Dummy" by C J Dennis

In news:

The game is called Trism, and it's an example of why – despite Apple throwing its toys out of the pram every time it sees an iPhone App it doesn't like – developers will continue to make quality software for the App Store.
We ought to reach into the crybaby Republicans' pram and throw away their filibuster toy.
Dad, daughter in pram -running record bid.
Kitted out with a 125cc motorcycle engine, the "mega- pram " as the 33-year-old plumber calls his invention, is capable of speeds up to 50 miles per hour.
As Furze tells viewers, his super-stroller has 10 horsepower and four gears as well as "every comfort a normal pram 's got".
Since its debut in 1992, the Birmingham, England, collective Pram has made music that's so deceptively simple it sounds like it was written on a toy piano -- by children on huge doses of Ritalin.
Warren Price spent six months building a Nutshell Pram.
Naturally, the pram will be THE LADY IN WAITING .
Clark Mills designed the original Optimist Pram in 1947.
A lazy dad in England has built the world's fastest motorized stroller or pram, as they call them in the U.K.
I think it was called a pram.
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In science:

An optimal randomized logarithmic time connectivity algorithm for the EREW PRAM.
Many Random Walks Are Faster Than One
We believe this to be the first randomized sublinear time algorithm on the EREW PRAM for this problem.
A Randomized Sublinear Time Parallel GCD Algorithm for the EREW PRAM
EREW PRAM algorithm for computing greatest common divisors.
A Randomized Sublinear Time Parallel GCD Algorithm for the EREW PRAM
Theorem 1.1 There exists a randomized algorithm to compute the greatest common divisor of two integers of total length n in binary with probability 1 − o(1) in O(n log log n/ log n) time using a polynomial number of processors on the EREW PRAM.
A Randomized Sublinear Time Parallel GCD Algorithm for the EREW PRAM
As long as the constraint on Pram is valid, this may suggest that the jet carries away a substantial fraction of the mass accreted onto the SMBH.
The Nuclear Outflow in NGC 2110
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