taxi·​me·​ter ˈtak-sē-ˌmē-tər How to pronounce taximeter (audio)
: an instrument for use in a hired vehicle (such as a taxicab) for automatically showing the fare due

Examples of taximeter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The taxi version also features a single display that integrates navigation, the taximeter, and other important data, such as charging station locations. Caleb Miller, Car and Driver, 28 Apr. 2022

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Word History


French taximètre, modification of German Taxameter, from Medieval Latin taxa tax, charge (from taxare to tax) + German -meter

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of taximeter was in 1894

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“Taximeter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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