taxicab
noun Etymology: taximeter cab Date: 1899 an automobile that carries passengers for a fare usually determined by the distance traveled

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • taxicab — ax i*cab, n. an automobile with a professional driver which can be hired to carry passengers; also called a {taxi}, and informally called a {cab} or a {hack}. The driver of a taxicab is referred to as a {cab driver} or {cabbie}, and sometimes as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • taxicab — ► NOUN ▪ a taxi …   English terms dictionary

  • taxicab — ☆ taxicab [tak′sēkab΄ ] n. [< taxi(meter) cab] an automobile in which passengers are carried for a fare …   English World dictionary

  • Taxicab — Taxi cab redirects here. For the song by The Naked Brothers Band, see Taxi Cab (Naked Brothers Band song). For specific countries, see Taxicabs by country. Taxicab in Bogotá s downtown …   Wikipedia

  • taxicab — /tak see kab /, n. a public passenger vehicle, esp. an automobile, usually fitted with a taximeter. [1905 10; TAXI(METER) + CAB] * * * ▪ vehicle       chauffeur driven automobile available for hire to carry passengers between any two points… …   Universalium

  • taxicab — UK [ˈtæksɪˌkæb] / US noun [countable] Word forms taxicab : singular taxicab plural taxicabs formal a taxi …   English dictionary

  • taxicab — [[t]tæ̱ksikæb[/t]] taxicabs also taxi cab N COUNT A taxicab is the same as a taxi. [mainly AM] Syn: cab …   English dictionary

  • taxicab — noun /ˈtæk.siˌkæb/ a vehicle that passengers hire to take them between locations of their choice, the fare being calculated with a taximeter; a taxi or cab …   Wiktionary

  • taxicab — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. taxi, cab, tourist car, sightseeing car, hack*, crawler*, nighthawk*, curb cruiser*; see also automobile …   English dictionary for students

  • taxicab — tax|i|cab [ˈtæksikæb] n [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: taximeter cab taxi , from taximeter instrument in a taxi for showing the amount to be paid (19 21 centuries), from French taximètre, from German taxameter, from Medieval Latin taxa charge (from… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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