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 The taxicab pulled to a stop in front of a white colonial residence in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Matt Hamilton, Los Angeles Times, 10 June 2022 Early Wednesday morning, an armed California man was detained by police shortly after getting out of a taxicab in front of Kavanaugh’s house. The Editors, National Review, 9 June 2022 Instead of following her on foot, Mr. Galella hailed a taxicab. Washington Post, 5 May 2022 An Idaho man arrested this month is accused of shooting and killing an Anchorage taxicab driver in 1985. Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, 21 Jan. 2022 Not long ago, on a busy road from the airport in a taxicab, my daughter and the driver watched in horror as a deer leapt in front of a large truck a couple of lanes over. Natalie Angier, The New York Review of Books, 9 May 2019 Water taxis are part taxicab, part ferry, part tour boat and all fun. Carl Nolte, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Oct. 2021 The plan also includes $65 million in relief for the Big Apple's struggling taxicab industry, which faces stiff competition from rideshare companies like Lyft and Uber, and is comprised mostly of immigrants and people of color. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 9 Sep. 2021 Try to pay for a taxicab in Shanghai or Shenzhen with physical notes, and prepare for dirty looks. Charlie Campbell, Time, 11 Aug. 2021 See More

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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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15 Jun 2022

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“Taxicab.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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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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