|1.||a. a taxi|
|b. (as modifier): a cab rank|
|2.||the enclosed compartment of a lorry, locomotive, crane, etc, from which it is driven or operated|
|3.||(formerly) a light horse-drawn vehicle used for public hire|
|4.||informal (Austral) first cab off the rank the first person, etc, to do or take advantage of something|
|[C19: shortened from |
|1.||(in Britain) Citizens' Advice Bureau|
|2.||(in the US) Civil Aeronautics Board|
hollow (R.V., "kab"), occurs only in 2 Kings 6:25; a dry measure, the sixth part of a seah, and the eighteenth part of an ephah, equal to about two English quarts.
chauffeur-driven automobile available for hire to carry passengers between any two points within a city or its suburbs for a fare determined by a meter or zone system or a flat rate. The taxicab is named after the taximeter, an instrument invented by Wilhelm Bruhn in 1891 that automatically recorded the distance traveled and/or the time consumed, thus enabling the fare to be accurately measured. The term cab derives from the cabriolet, a two-wheeled, one-horse carriage often let out for hire
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