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taxicab

[tak-see-kab] /ˈtæk siˌkæb/
noun
1.
a public passenger vehicle, especially an automobile, usually fitted with a taximeter.
Origin of taxicab
1905-1910
1905-10; taxi(meter) + cab1
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  • The taxicab had stopped opposite her door, and her servant came hurrying out.

    The Hillman E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • There ought to be a taxicab just the other side of the station.

  • A half an hour later we were in a taxicab, speeding to the station.

    A Top-Floor Idyl George van Schaick
  • He was out in his taxicab again the next morning, and by noon he had secured what he wanted.

    Alice Adams Booth Tarkington
  • As they reached the sidewalk, Duvall observed the taxicab he had ordered to be in readiness, standing in front of the door.

    The Ivory Snuff Box Arnold Fredericks
  • She drove to an apartment on 96th Street, left her taxicab, and entered.

    The Film of Fear Arnold Fredericks
  • The taxicab was drawing up before an apartment house entrance.

    The Day of Days Louis Joseph Vance
Word Origin and History for taxicab
n.

1907, from taxi (n.) + cab (n.).

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