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 Most rides provided for people in wheelchairs come through the Pace ADA program, which has contracts with taxicabs, said Adam Ballard, housing and transportation policy analyst at Access Living, an advocacy group. Mary Wisniewski,, "City tweaks ride-share proposal to trim tax on passengers who use wheelchairs," 7 Nov. 2019 On August 28, with temperatures still hovering in the mid-80s in New York, Katie Holmes hailed a taxicab wearing a cashmere cardigan and bra set from the buzzy Brooklyn label Khaite. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Why Were We All Obsessed With Katie Holmes’s Style in 2019?," 27 Nov. 2019 His father drove a taxicab, and his mother was a homemaker. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, "Harvey Frommer, prolific chronicler of baseball’s ‘golden age’ in New York, dies at 83," 3 Aug. 2019 On a Sunday afternoon in September 2014, Boylan stumbled out of a taxicab onto the sidewalk in front of the emergency room at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. David Armstrong, ProPublica, "In Men, It’s Parkinson’s. In Women, It’s Hysteria.," 23 Aug. 2019 There’s a genuine London taxicab parked in front that Kerbs uses to show his city properties. Mark Samuelson, The Denver Post, "As Coors Field readies for McGregor Square, Douglas D. Kerbs lets you visualize your future there in a 5,000-square-foot loft," 14 June 2019 The Mets, meanwhile, treated Hoffman like a NYC taxicab driver treats a tourist: roughly and with little respect. Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post, "Rockies dominated by Mets’ Noah Syndergaard in 6-1 loss," 9 June 2019 Uber and Lyft have battled each other for years in a price war that wildly undercut taxicab fares, thanks to billions of dollars in venture capital that subsidized the lower prices and supported the companies’ massive losses. Eliot Brown, WSJ, "Uber, Lyft IPOs May Lead to Higher Fares," 22 Apr. 2019 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

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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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6 Jan 2020

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“Taxicab.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 20 January 2020.

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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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