cabs

cab

1 [kab]
noun
1.
2.
any of various horse-drawn vehicles, as a hansom or brougham, especially one for public hire.
3.
the covered or enclosed part of a locomotive, truck, crane, etc., where the operator sits.
4.
the glass-enclosed area of an airport control tower in which the controllers are stationed.
verb (used without object), cabbed, cabbing.
5.
to ride in a taxicab or horse-drawn cab: They cabbed to the theater.

Origin:
1640–50; short for cabriolet


1, 2. hack, hackney, jitney.
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cab

2 [kab]
noun
an ancient hebrew measure equal to about two quarts.
Also, kab.


Origin:
1525–35; < Hebrew qabh

cab

3 [kab]
noun Chiefly British.
cabbage2 ( def 1b ).
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cab1 (kæb)
 
n
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 cabriolet]

cab or kab2 (kæb)
 
n
an ancient Hebrew measure equal to about 2.3 litres (4 pints)
 
[C16: from Hebrew qabh container, something hollowed out]
 
kab or kab2
 
n
 
[C16: from Hebrew qabh container, something hollowed out]

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

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Word Origin & History

cab
1826, "light, horse-drawn carriage," shortening of cabriolet (1763), from Fr. cabriolet (18c.), dim. of cabrioler "leap, caper" (16c./17c.), from It. capriolare "jump in the air," from L. capreolus "wild goat, roebuck." The carriages had springy suspensions. Extended to hansoms and other types of carriages,
then extended to similar parts of locomotives (1859). Applied especially to public horse carriages, then to automobiles-for-hire (1899) when these replaced them. Cabby/cabbie is from 1859 (see taxi).
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
cab
cabernet
CAB
  1. Civil Aeronautics Board

  2. coronary artery bypass

CABS
Current Awareness in Biological Sciences
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Bible Dictionary

Cab definition


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.

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