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CAB

abbr.
Civil Aeronautics Board

cab 1

 (kăb)
n.
1. A taxicab.
2. The covered compartment of a heavy vehicle or machine, such as a truck or locomotive, in which the operator or driver sits.
3. A one-horse vehicle for public hire.
intr.v. cabbed, cab·bing, cabs
1. To ride or travel in a taxicab: We cabbed to the opera.
2. To drive a taxicab: He cabs for a living.

[Short for cabriolet.]

cab 2

also kab  (kăb)
n.
An ancient Hebrew unit of measure equal to about 2 liters (2.1 quarts).

[Hebrew qab.]

cab

(kæb)
n
1. (Automotive Engineering)
a. a taxi
b. (as modifier): a cab rank.
2. (Automotive Engineering) the enclosed compartment of a lorry, locomotive, crane, etc, from which it is driven or operated
3. (Automotive Engineering) (formerly) a light horse-drawn vehicle used for public hire
4. first cab off the rank informal Austral the first person, etc, to do or take advantage of something
[C19: shortened from cabriolet]

cab

(kæb) or

kab

n
(Units) an ancient Hebrew measure equal to about 2.3 litres (4 pints)
[C16: from Hebrew qabh container, something hollowed out]

CAB

abbreviation for
1. (Social Welfare) (in Britain) Citizens' Advice Bureau
2. (Aeronautics) (in the US) Civil Aeronautics Board

cab1

(kæb)

n., v. cabbed, cab•bing. n.
1. a taxicab.
2. a horse-drawn vehicle for hire.
3. the covered part of a locomotive, truck, etc., where the operator sits.
v.i.
4. to ride in a cab.
[1640–50; short for cabriolet]

cab2

(kæb)

n.
an ancient Hebrew measure equal to about 2 quarts (1.9 liters).
[1525–35; < Hebrew qabh]

CAB

or C.A.B.,

Civil Aeronautics Board.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cab - a compartment at the front of a motor vehicle or locomotive where driver sitscab - a compartment at the front of a motor vehicle or locomotive where driver sits
compartment - a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area
automotive vehicle, motor vehicle - a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails
2.cab - small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriagecab - small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; with two seats and a folding hood
carriage, equipage, rig - a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses
3.cab - a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for moneycab - a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
gypsy cab - a taxicab that cruises for customers although it is licensed only to respond to calls
minicab - a minicar used as a taxicab
fleet - group of motor vehicles operating together under the same ownership
Verb1.cab - ride in a taxicab
ride - be carried or travel on or in a vehicle; "I ride to work in a bus"; "He rides the subway downtown every day"

cab

noun taxi, minicab, taxicab, hackney, hackney carriage We'd better take a cab to the station.
Translations
سَيَّارَةٌ أُجْرَةسَيّارَةُ أُجْرَهمَقْصورَه في قِطار
kabinataxíktaxi
taxiførerhus
kabotaksio
taksiohjaamo
taksi
leigubíllstjórnklefi
タクシー
택시
taksi
kabīnetaksometrs
kabinataksi
taxi
รถรับจ้าง
taksişoför mahalli
taxi

cab

[kæb]
A. N
1. (= taxi) → taxi m, colectivo m (LAm)
2. [of lorry etc] → cabina f
3. (archaic) (horse-drawn) → cabriolé m, coche m de caballos
B. CPD cab driver Ntaxista mf
cab rank, cab stand Nparada f de taxis

cab

[ˈkæb ˈkæb] n
(= taxi) → taxi m
[train, truck] → cabine f
(horse-drawn)fiacre m

cab

n
(= taxi)Taxi nt, → Taxe f (inf), → Droschke f (form)
(of railway engine, lorry, crane)Führerhaus nt

cab

[kæb] n
a. (taxi) → taxi m inv
by cab → in taxi
b. (of train, truck, lorry) → cabina
c. (horsedrawn) → carrozza

cab

(kӕb) noun
1. (especially American) a taxi. Could you call a cab for me?
2. the driver's compartment of a railway engine, lorry etc.

cab

سَيَّارَةٌ أُجْرَة taxík taxi Taxi ταξί taxi taksi taxi taksi taxi タクシー 택시 taxi drosje taksówka táxi такси taxi รถรับจ้าง taksi taxi 出租车
References in classic literature ?
As regarded novelties (among which cabs and omnibuses were to be reckoned), his mind appeared to have lost its proper gripe and retentiveness.
He was sure to go to the railway station just as the train was coming in, and cabs and carriages, carts and omnibuses were all trying to get over the bridge together; that bridge wanted good horses and good drivers when the railway bell was ringing, for it was narrow, and there was a very sharp turn up to the station, where it would not have been at all difficult for people to run into each other, if they did not look sharp and keep their wits about them.
Lemme call a cab now, like a good dear'--but I can call my own cabs, dontcha fool yourself--and I know what I'm a-doin', you bet
They walked about the streets and the wooded hills, they drove in cabs, they boated on the river, they sipped beer and coffee, afternoons, in the Schloss gardens.
She was watching the passing buses and cabs and people, but she heard quite well and was made very curious about her uncle and the place he lived in.
Second-hand carts and cabs, bedsteads of a certain age, detached carriage-wheels for those who may want one to make up a set, are all to be found here in the same repository.
Cabs were sent for customers; and when one arrived, he was escorted over Oriental rugs to a gilded booth, draped with silken curtains.
It seems to me that we ought to take cabs when we go south or east.
Plenty of cabs at the station,' said the Psychologist.
People in fash- ionable clothing peeped at them out of cabs.
The half-caste woman who looked after him (she smoked opium, and pretended to keep a second-hand furniture shop by the square where the cheap cabs wait) told the missionaries that she was Kim's mother's sister; but his mother had been nursemaid in a Colonel's family and had married Kimball O'Hara, a young colour- sergeant of the Mavericks, an Irish regiment.
Our cabs were dismissed, and, following the guidance of Mr.