taxi·​cab | \ ˈtak-sē-ˌkab How to pronounce taxicab (audio) \

Definition of taxicab

: an automobile that carries passengers for a fare usually determined by the distance traveled

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Examples of taxicab in a Sentence

took a taxicab to the airport
Recent Examples on the Web His mom watches his young son during the day, and his dad is trying to start a new business after selling his taxicab company. Chelsea Sheasley, The Christian Science Monitor, "Multigenerational households confirm: The more the merrier," 17 Dec. 2020 Small groups of visitors lined up before the park's opening, and Mickey and Minnie Mouse characters drove by in a large taxicab and waved at the eager crowd. Editors, USA TODAY, "Atlanta charges aftermath, jobless claims, United mask policy: 5 things to know Thursday," 19 June 2020 These chain restaurants are hardly sophisticated, and neither are customers like my parents, who worked as a taxicab driver and a secretary. Los Angeles Times, "Column: As an L.A. newcomer, I adored Souplantation. I’m grieving its closing," 7 May 2020 Lightfoot’s plan also lowers license fees for taxicabs from $1,000 to $500. John Byrne,, "Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she’s not expecting additional Chicago property tax hike for 2020; budget plan advances," 18 Nov. 2019 The California measure could spread to other states, especially those with big cities such as New York and Illinois that already have strong regulations for taxicabs, said Michael Ramsey, an analyst for the Gartner research firm. Washington Post, "Bill giving protections to Uber drivers, others moves ahead," 11 Sep. 2019 Geely also owns the British sports car maker Lotus and the company that makes London taxicabs, while its chairman, Li Shufu, owns about 10 percent of Daimler, the maker of Mercedes-Benz cars. Jack Ewing, New York Times, "The Car Industry Is Under Siege," 6 June 2019 Most passengers get to and from the airport in cars or taxicabs that often get trapped in traffic on the Grand Central Parkway and other roads in northern Queens. Patrick Mcgeehan, New York Times, "Why Ocasio-Cortez Is Criticizing Cuomo’s Plan for a Train to La Guardia," 13 Jan. 2020 The commission regulates about 200,000 drivers and 130,000 vehicles, including yellow and green taxicabs, liveries, limousines and cars driven for ride-hail companies such as Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. Paul Berger, WSJ, "Taxi Regulator Nominee Vows to Help Struggling New York City Drivers," 3 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of taxicab

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for taxicab

taximeter cab

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The first known use of taxicab was in 1899

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“Taxicab.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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: a vehicle that carries passengers for a fare usually based on the distance traveled

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