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

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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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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Last Updated

1 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Taximeter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/taximeter. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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