taximeter


taxi·me·ter

noun \ˈtak-sē-ˌmē-tər\

Definition of TAXIMETER

:  an instrument for use in a hired vehicle (as a taxicab) for automatically showing the fare due

Origin of TAXIMETER

French taximètre, modification of German Taxameter, from Medieval Latin taxa tax, charge (from taxare to tax) + German -meter
First Known Use: 1894

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