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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) + cab
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Examples from the web for taxicab
  • Access to the airport is available by taxicab and shuttle bus.
  • taxicab companies may not refuse to provide services to individuals with disabilities.
  • The humble, occasionally head-scratching taxicab roof light is coming in for a makeover.
  • He was not one to engage taxicab drivers in conversation, but such a thing as this he felt obligated to share.
  • B ut there are simple alternatives for large-scale attacks: mounting a dispersal device on the back of a taxicab.
Word Origin and History for taxicab
n.

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

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