Definition of pushchair in English:



  • A folding chair on wheels, in which a baby or young child can be pushed along.

    North American term stroller
    • ‘Has she ever tried to rush through York, manoeuvre a pushchair, or wheel a bike through town during the tourist season?’
    • ‘One pair of grandparents will buy the pram or pushchair and the other will get the cot.’
    • ‘Bear in mind however, that not all are wheelchair and pushchair accessible.’
    • ‘This latest pushchair again was pretty much the cheapest out there with the same criteria as the third.’
    • ‘The Evening Press published a letter yesterday from a reader whose pushchair was stolen.’
    • ‘When I had children, we had to take the baby in our arms and fold the pushchair to get on the bus.’
    • ‘Most days I remember to weave the pushchair and us along, narrowly avoiding the squelch factor.’
    • ‘The woman, who was pushing a pushchair with a child in it, was seen walking along the pavement of Easthouses Road, just before the junction with Maryburn Road, at around 5pm on the day the teenager was killed.’
    • ‘As Tina Wright folded her pushchair yesterday, she turned around to see the bus drive off down a Colchester street without her.’
    • ‘You can understand the smaller shops being a bit narrow and pushchair unfriendly, but in general you expect the larger chains to be more amenable to parental shopping.’
    • ‘Young mothers with pushchairs, disabled people in wheelchairs and, even worse, blind people with guide dogs are all forced on to the highway.’
    • ‘The ferry accommodates cars, bikes, wheelchairs, pushchairs and foot passengers and the crossing takes roughly ten minutes.’
    • ‘On a rare weekday at home, I wander down to the market on my local high street, dodging young women with pushchairs and pensioners with canvas shopping-trolleys, and a shiver goes down my spine.’
    • ‘They told one woman pushing a baby in a pushchair that she had an ingenious pouch on wheels.’
    • ‘Essentials such as pregnancy testing kits, a cot, pushchair, car seat and even stretch mark cream are then added to the cost.’
    • ‘I took my daughter in the pushchair before the polling booth opened.’
    • ‘The dangerous stretch of road also poses problems for Matthew's sister who has to negotiate the road with a small child and pushchair.’
    • ‘I feel I am being discriminated against because I am a working mother who doesn't drive so has to travel by bus with a baby in a pushchair during the rush-hour.’
    • ‘One drawback for us, however, was the lack of access for pushchair users.’
    • ‘We wish to point out that we know from practical experience that neither the towpath nor the underpass are suitable for either a wheelchair or pushchair.’
    • ‘The two are linked by a three-kilometre promenade, perfectly suited to an afternoon stroll with the pushchair.’
    • ‘The procession included babies in pushchairs, disabled people riding on electric scooters and young children walking.’
    • ‘If anyone reading this knows someone who has recently acquired a lovely new pushchair, which doesn't belong to them, I should be grateful if they would contact the police.’
    • ‘‘The bag was on my granddaughter's pushchair before I entered the shop but was missing when I got to the till,’ she said.’
    • ‘At one point the vehicle drove down a footpath at about 60 mph and narrowly missed a family, along with a baby in a pushchair.’
    • ‘Middle-class, first-time parents will man the patrols with a three-wheel pushchair carrying their corn-fed, mop-topped urchins.’
    • ‘Four children were among those pulled to safety from a burning block of flats by firefighters after ‘mindless’ vandals set fire to child's pushchair.’
    • ‘It was still dark, of course, and our coach was full of elderly nuns and young children in pushchairs, all carrying picnics and giant thermoses of tea.’
    • ‘We have to slow right down when we drive our car on the road and I have problems pushing the pushchair.’
    • ‘Danielle's old pushchair is too small and her legs are all squashed up in it.’
    • ‘It was 1973 or maybe 74 and my sister and I were in our double pushchair, being wheeled along the Embankment in London by our mother, on an anti-Pinochet march, after the coup against Allende.’
    • ‘Alex is too tall to fit in the backpack any more, and so we usually bring the pushchair along.’
    • ‘If you live a few miles out of town, have a car, do not have young children with pushchairs and other paraphernalia, and do not plan to make bulky purchases, Park and Ride is a very good option.’
    • ‘It is a lightweight, but strong, pushchair, invented so that mothers can go jogging without employing a sitter.’
    • ‘The path is tarmacked and flat and wide enough for a single wheelchair or pushchair.’
    • ‘God forbid if any pushchairs or Zimmer frames attempted to get past us.’
    • ‘Paul finally said when I calmed down; I shifted my stare quickly to the pushchair.’
    • ‘In their wisdom shop bosses decided that I, an elderly person with a shopping trolley, younger disabled people and young mums with pushchairs were not going to be customers.’
    • ‘Because of insurance restrictions, no prams, pushchairs, baby joggers, pets, rollerskates or inline skates will be allowed on the course.’
    • ‘It's not very nice either when people wheel through it with pushchairs and then have to fold them up and put them back in the boot of their cars.’