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taximeter

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noun taxi·me·ter \ˈtak-sē-ˌmē-tər\

Definition of taximeter

  1. :  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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