Definition of rambler in US English:



  • 1A person who walks for pleasure, especially in the countryside.

    • ‘Mrs Rushworth also packs up walking equipment for ramblers and posts it on to their home address.’
    • ‘Together they shared a love of the countryside and were keen ramblers and fell walkers.’
    • ‘It may not be mountainous enough for truly daring climbers, but Britain's wonderful and diverse countryside can cater for serious hikers and weekend ramblers alike.’
    • ‘Parish councillors will discuss whether the scheme, which has been backed by ramblers and tourism chiefs, should be granted tonight at the Barlow Institute.’
    • ‘Ecologist Pete Guest takes ramblers on a Wandle Park wildlife walk at 1pm on Sunday, March 16, which will also visit the Wandle meadow.’
    • ‘It is set in the beautiful, mysterious landscape of the Peak District in the North of England, populated by a bizarre collection of campers, ramblers and hikers.’
    • ‘The act gives ramblers the right to walk freely across mapped areas of open country, including mountains, moors and registered common land.’
    • ‘Gates in a roadside fence enable residents to cross to Dibden Inclosure, which is popular with joggers, ramblers and dog walkers.’
    • ‘Trevor's close shave unfolded on August 17 when he and fellow Croydon ramblers were walking along the banks of the River Arun when he was stung twice by a hornet.’
    • ‘The law is predicted to bring benefits not just for ramblers but for the whole region by attracting more walkers and tourists.’
    • ‘Walkers and ramblers tackling 16 new walks around the district are being pointed in the right direction thanks to a new booklet.’
    • ‘We skirted up the valley side towards a stile that entered into the wood, marked by a painted yellow arrow for the benefit of country ramblers.’
    • ‘Daytrippers, ramblers, anglers and anyone involved in country pursuits are being urged to steer clear of farmland until the outbreak is over.’
    • ‘The land the ramblers walked across yesterday is owned by water company United Utilities.’
    • ‘The pub is very popular with tourists, ramblers and with boaters on the canal, which runs just yards from the 190-year-old building.’
    • ‘Our chosen walk is perfect for the inexperienced rambler as it is pretty much straight, with no map needed.’
    • ‘Officers are appealing to ramblers, dog walkers and joggers to be their ‘eyes and ears’ and help them track down those responsible.’
    • ‘A roadshow hits the region this week to promote new walking rights which should open up large swathes of land to ramblers and countryside enthusiasts.’
    • ‘A rambler had left the footpath for a picnic, despite signs saying ‘Please remain on the footpath’.’
    • ‘There have been sightings of the boys in the Northwich and Cuddington areas and police are appealing to landowners, walkers and ramblers to help track them down.’
    walker, hiker, stroller, saunterer, wanderer, roamer, rover, drifter, traveller, wayfarer
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  • 2A straggling or climbing rose.

    • ‘For example, place climbers and ramblers along fences, trellises, or next to arches or pergolas.’
    • ‘It comes in a variety of colors and styles, from ramblers to groundcovers.’
    • ‘The vigorous climbers known as ramblers that flower in the spring only may be pruned after flowering.’
    • ‘Weeping standards of ramblers and climbers are lovely when grown correctly.’
    • ‘Then there's the difference between ramblers, scramblers and danglers.’
  • 3

    another term for "ranch house" (see ranch)