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taxi

[tak-see] /ˈtæk si/
noun, plural taxis or taxies.
1.
a taxicab.
verb (used without object), taxied, taxiing or taxying.
2.
to ride or travel in a taxicab.
3.
(of an airplane) to move over the surface of the ground or water under its own power.
verb (used with object), taxied, taxiing or taxying.
4.
to cause (an airplane) to taxi.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10, Americanism; short for taxicab
Related forms
untaxied, adjective
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Examples from the web for taxied
  • We taxied up to an old commercial fishing trawler now used as a floating base for bear-sighting and sport-fishing expeditions.
  • Then it powered up again, taxied another five feet, and made another abrupt stop.
  • We quickly pushed back and taxied to the runway, and after a long takeoff roll were airborne.
  • The plane shivered and taxied back to the hangar twice before takeoff.
  • She taxied down slowly to her starting point in the middle of the field and then gave the plane the gun and got up quickly.
  • And together they watched as it splashed down and taxied through the water toward the beach.
  • Furthermore, the aircraft was taxied by a non-piloted employee.
  • If the aircraft cannot be taxied without violating this paragraph, the operator must have it towed to the desirable destination.
  • The airplane then became stable on the landing gear and taxied into the ramp.
  • No aircraft shall be taxied into or out of the hangar at the airport.
British Dictionary definitions for taxied

taxi

/ˈtæksɪ/
noun (pl) taxis, taxies
1.
Also called cab, taxicab. a car, usually fitted with a taximeter, that may be hired, along with its driver, to carry passengers to any specified destination
verb taxies, taxiing, taxying, taxied
2.
to cause (an aircraft) to move along the ground under its own power, esp before takeoff and after landing, or (of an aircraft) to move along the ground in this way
3.
(intransitive) to travel in a taxi
Word Origin
C20: shortened from taximeter cab
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Word Origin and History for taxied

taxi

n.

1907, shortening of taximeter cab (introduced in London in March 1907), from taximeter "automatic meter to record the distance and fare" (1898), from French taximètre, from German Taxameter (1890), coined from Medieval Latin taxa "tax, charge." An earlier English form was taxameter (1894), used in horse-drawn cabs. Taxi dancer "woman whose services may be hired at a dance hall" is recorded from 1930. Taxi squad in U.S. football is 1966, from a former Cleveland Browns owner who gave his reserves jobs with his taxicab company to keep them paid and available ["Dictionary of American Slang"], but other explanations (short-term hire or shuttling back and forth from the main team) seem possible.

v.

1911, from earlier slang use of taxi (n.) for "aircraft." Related: Taxied; taxiing.

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Related Abbreviations for taxied

taxi

taxicab
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