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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Synonyms for taxicab


cab, hack, taxi

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Examples of taxicab in a Sentence

took a taxicab to the airport

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In regular session at 5 p.m., the council will consider an ordinance dropping insurance requirements for taxicabs from $1 million to $350,000. Laura Groch,, "On the agenda, May 20," 20 May 2018 Rates for engineering companies could be about 9 percent lower than what insurers would charge on the individual and small-group market, for example, while those for the taxicab industry could be nearly 15 percent higher. Michelle Andrews, Washington Post, "Thinking About An Association Health Plan? Read The Fine Print," 26 June 2018 According to the New York Post, Saleh had not been making enough money to cover the lease on his taxicab and medallion. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "6th New York City Cab Driver Takes His Life in Crisis Blamed on Uber," 16 June 2018 And conventional taxicabs can be costly and often can’t accommodate wheelchairs, Dr. Srikanth Saripalli, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Texas A&M University, wrote in a recent article. NBC News, "6 surprising ways driverless cars will change our world," 18 Apr. 2018 Taxi medallions were long required to operate a taxicab in New York, and a limited supply made them extremely valuable assets. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "6th New York City Cab Driver Takes His Life in Crisis Blamed on Uber," 16 June 2018 The others include: Robert Kraemer, Feb. 7, 1963 Kraemer, 31, was riding his three-wheeled police motorcycle to assist a citizen stuck in a taxicab that had hit a tree on N. Prospect Ave. Gina Barton, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Remembering Milwaukee police officers killed in crashes," 8 June 2018 That was where the police found the man’s parked taxicab, the biggest investment of his life. New York Times, "Another Taxi Driver in Debt Takes His Life. That’s 5 in 5 Months.," 27 May 2018 As the former executive vice president of the Trump Organization, Cohen represented Trump's personal and business interests, but also has his own business interests in real estate and taxicabs. USA TODAY, "A porn star, an oligarch and corporate CEOs: Who's who in the Stormy Daniels-Michael Cohen saga," 10 May 2018

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

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

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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