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A place where taxicabs wait for passengers.
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a taxi rank
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a place where taxicabs wait to be hired.
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Noun1.cabstand - a place where taxis park while awaiting customers; "in England the place where taxis wait to be hired is called a `taxi rank'"
stand - the position where a thing or person stands
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Katherine's Dock House on Tower Hill, and he informed us that he had a special affection for the view of that historic locality, with the Gardens to the left, the front of the Mint to the right, the miserable tumble-down little houses farther away, a cabstand, boot- blacks squatting on the edge of the pavement and a pair of big policemen gazing with an air of superiority at the doors of the Black Horse public-house across the road.
Katherine's Dock House, the very steps from which he had some six weeks before surveyed the cabstand, the buildings, the policemen, the boot-blacks, the paint, gilt, and plateglass of the Black Horse, with the eye of a Conqueror.
Britain's first experiment in switching off traffic lights started in September at the busy and complex Cabstand Junction in Portishead, near Bristol.
Goodbye pool hall, cabstand, pawnshop, and storm door company.
After I left, there were hordes of people waiting at the cabstand near the Pantheon.
His cabstand was on the south-west corner of Portage and Main, across the street from the Queen's Hotel, but he also had a stable near Portage and Garry, two blocks further west.
The first cabstand was established in 1880 on the site that Dave Storey first picked out at the south-west corner of Portage and Main.
A loathed monopoly, Diamond controlled most of the cabstands and half of the cabs in Montreal.
Hence the major outfits paid for strategically located cabstands: e.g., outside the main door of the Canadian National or Canadian Pacific railway depots or one of the elite hotels like the McLaren in Winnipeg.