taxicab


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tax·i·cab

 (tăk′sē-kăb′)
n.
An automobile that carries passengers for a fare, usually calculated by a taximeter.

tax•i•cab

(ˈtæk siˌkæb)

n.
a public passenger vehicle, esp. an automobile, usu. fitted with a taximeter.
[1905–10; taxi(meter) + cab1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.taxicab - a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for moneytaxicab - 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
Translations

taxicab

[ˈtæksɪkæb] N (esp US) → taxi m

taxicab

taxi-cab [ˈtæksikæb] n (mainly US)taxi m

taxicab

[ˈtæksɪˈkæb] ntaxi m inv
References in classic literature ?
The baby's nurse had been wheeling him in the sunshine on the walk before the house when a closed taxicab drew up at the corner of the street.
As she turned about to call this to him she was somewhat surprised to see that he was wheeling the carriage rapidly toward the corner, and at the same time she saw the door of the taxicab open and a swarthy face framed for a moment in the aperture.
Miss Penelope Morse was perfectly well aware that the taxicab in which she left the Carlton Hotel was closely followed by two others.
In something less than two minutes she had left it again by a back entrance, stepped into another taxicab which was just setting down a passenger, and was well on her way back towards Pall Mall.
She gets in and pulls the door to with a slam as the taxicab starts].
Rodney looked back over his shoulder and perceived that they were being followed at a short distance by a taxicab, which evidently awaited his summons.
Now this very day you've got to buy a couple of suitcases, hire a taxicab, go sailing up to the front door of the Bronx Hotel like good pay and be damned.
It was nearly half-past ten before I had received my message, but a taxicab took me round in good time for my appointment.
A taxicab drew up before an oldfashioned residence upon the outskirts of Baltimore.
So he telephoned to March, asking him, with many apologetic curses and faint damns, to take the boat down the river as arranged, that they might meet at Willowood by the time settled; then he went outside and hailed a taxicab to take him to the railway station.
There was a blank stillness for a measurable time, so that they could hear far off a flower-girl's laugh outside Charing Cross, and someone whistling furiously for a taxicab in one of the streets off the Strand.
And once 'e come to a place called Piccadilly, Teddy, and there was lights blazing like daylight and ladies and gentlemen in splendid clo'es crowding the pavement, and taxicabs follering along the road.