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cab

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noun \ˈkab, ˈkäb\

Definition of cab

  1. :  an ancient Hebrew unit of capacity equal to about two quarts (2.2 liters)



Origin and Etymology of cab

Hebrew qabh


First Known Use: 1535

Rhymes with cab


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cab

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noun \ˈkab\

Definition of cab

  1. 1 a (1) :  cabriolet (2) :  a similar light closed carriage (as a hansom) b :  a carriage for hire

  2. 2 :  taxicab

  3. 3 [short for cabin] a :  the part of a locomotive that houses the engineer and operating controls b :  a comparable shelter (as on a truck) housing operating controls



Origin and Etymology of cab

short for cabriolet


First Known Use: 1826

Other Vehicles Terms


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cab

verb

Definition of cab

cabbed

cabbing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to travel in a cab <cabbed back to the hotel>



1835

First Known Use of cab

1835


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cab

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noun, often capitalized \ˈkab\

Definition of cab



1986

First Known Use of cab

1986


CAB

abbreviation

Definition of CAB

  1. Civil Aeronautics Board



Other Aeronautics/Aerospace Terms


CAB Defined for Kids

cab

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noun \ˈkab\

Definition of cab for Students

  1. 1 :  a light closed carriage pulled by a horse

  2. 2 :  a vehicle that carries paying passengers :  taxicab

  3. 3 :  the covered compartment for the engineer and the controls of a locomotive or for the operator of a truck, tractor, or crane





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