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[kab-stand] /ˈkæbˌstænd/
a place where cabs may wait to be hired.
Origin of cabstand
1855-60; cab1 + stand Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The condition of a cabstand is in strong contrast with the average urinal with an ordinary water supply.

    The Dwelling House George Vivian Poore
  • Let me at least take you to the cabstand, as you don't know Paris.'

    His Masterpiece Emile Zola
  • There was a woman walking on the square beside the cabstand.

    Germinie Lacerteux Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
  • I asked Jasmin if he had called the carriage himself, and when he said yes, I asked him to take me to the cabstand.

  • I'll lay you a blood-brood mare to a cabstand skeleton, you'll have an easy conscience and deserve the thanks of the country.'

  • A fortnight ago I was at a cabstand at the West End, talking to a cab-driver, when some drops of rain came down.

    East Lynne Mrs. Henry Wood
  • She had to walk some distance before reaching a cabstand, and by the time she did so her feet were wet.

    That Unfortunate Marriage, Vol. 3(of 3) Frances Eleanor Trollope
  • When they came within view of a cabstand, he turned round, and said he would not trouble Owen to come any further with him.

    That Unfortunate Marriage, Vol. 3(of 3) Frances Eleanor Trollope
  • She cast a glance at the clock at a cabstand, and found she was behind time.

    The Exploits of Juve Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain
  • These can be viewed at any hour by standing still at a hundred yards from any cabstand and holding up a shilling.

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