taximeter

noun
taxi·​me·​ter | \ ˈtak-sē-ˌmē-tər How to pronounce taximeter (audio) \

Definition of taximeter

: an instrument for use in a hired vehicle (such as a taxicab) for automatically showing the fare due

First Known Use of taximeter

1894, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for taximeter

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

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The first known use of taximeter was in 1894

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“Taximeter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/taximeter. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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