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An instrument installed in a taxicab to measure distance traveled and waiting time and to compute and indicate the fare.

[French taximètre, alteration of taxamètre, from German Taxameter : Medieval Latin taxa, tax (from taxāre, to tax; see tax) + -meter, meter (from Greek metron, measure; see -meter).]


a meter fitted to a taxi to register the fare, based on the length of the journey
[C19: from French taximètre; see tax, -meter]


(ˈtæk siˌmi tər)

a device fitted to a taxicab or other vehicle, for automatically computing and indicating the fare due.
[1890–95; < French taximètre=taxe tax + -i- -i- + -mètre -meter]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.taximeter - a meter in a taxi that registers the fare (based on the length of the ride)
meter - any of various measuring instruments for measuring a quantity
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[ˈtæksɪˌmiːtəʳ] Ntaxímetro m


[ˈtæksɪˌmiːtəʳ] ntassametro


(ˈtӕksi) plurals ˈtaxis ~ˈtaxies noun
(also ˈtaxi-cab. (American) cab) a car, usually fitted with a taximeter, that can be hired with its driver, especially for short journeys: I took a taxi from the hotel to the station.
verb3rd person singular present tense ˈtaxies, ~ˈtaxis: present participle ˈtaxiing, ~ˈtaxying: past tense, past participle ˈtaxied
(of an aeroplane) to move slowly along the ground before beginning to run forward for take-off. The plane taxied along the runway.
ˈtaximeter noun
(usually abbreviated to meter) an instrument usually fitted to taxis to show the fare owed for the distance travelled.
taxi rank
a place where taxis stand until hired. There is a taxi rank at the railway station.
References in classic literature ?
Driving in a taximeter to the ferry this morning,' resumed Archibald,
The hotel clerk handed her into a taximeter cab, and gave the address to the driver.
In his written judgment Mr Justice Ouseley declared that:`A taximeter, for the purposes of Section 11 of the Private Hire Vehicles (London) Act 1998, is not a device which receives GPS signals in the course of a journey, and forwards GPS data to a server located outside of the vehicle, which calculates a fare that is partially or wholly determined by reference to distance travelled and time taken, and sends the fare information back to the device.
The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) has claimed the app equates to being a taximeter, which private vehicles are not allowed to use.
It is not the right behaviour for a taxi driver to allow a customer into a taxi, on the pretense of carrying out the agreed journey, to then, after a mile or so, lock the passenger in the back of the cab and demand a payment more than the fare shown on the taximeter.
Tourists need to haggle a lot with taxi drivers as there is no taximeter, he said, adding that sometimes it is not easy to find a taxi.
TAXI DRIVERS/RATES: The base taximeter fare in ystanbul was raised from TL 2.
He and other black taxi drivers in London alleged that Uber taxi app is a taximeter.
Other taxi drivers allege Uber's technology is effectively a taximeter and thus contravenes a 1998 British law reserving the right to use a meter for licensed black taxis.
There are no extra charges for using Easy Taxi and the taximeter only starts running after the passenger has boarded the vehicle.
A NEW "tamper-proof" global positioning system (GPS) taximeter for Cardiff's private hire cars has been approved by councillors.
According to a senior official, the taximeter in these regions used to start at Dh2 from 7am to 10pm and Dh2.