water taxi

noun

Definition of water taxi

: a boat functioning (as within a harbor) as a taxi

Examples of water taxi in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Caldwell connected those boat captains with the HOA team which scheduled water taxi shifts. Melanie Feuk, Houston Chronicle, "‘Uber-like’ water taxi service launches at Towne Lake in Cypress," 12 Feb. 2020 Local Alaska residents pay $299 for trips in May. The trip includes a private water taxi out to the glacier, for a more exclusive experience. Scott Mcmurren, Anchorage Daily News, "Planning your summer staycation? Lodging and tour deals abound for Alaskans," 23 May 2020 Admittedly, Venice doesn't conjure images of crystal clear water, but just a fifteen minute water taxi ride away is Lido, a small island off of Venice, that is situated right on the glittering Adriatic Sea. Hannah Seligson, Town & Country, "The Best Room At... The Hotel Excelsior," 22 Oct. 2019 An electric water taxi might someday compete with similar hybrid machines that are envisioned to crisscross cities from above. Washington Post, "The newest hope to beat the traffic: a ‘flying’ water taxi that glides across town," 25 Sep. 2019 The water taxi service is exclusive to Towne Lake residents and their guests. Melanie Feuk, Houston Chronicle, "‘Uber-like’ water taxi service launches at Towne Lake in Cypress," 12 Feb. 2020 Train, bus and water taxi service is in the immediate area, and Boston Logan International Airport is less than 15 minutes away by car. Julie Lasky, New York Times, "$2.3 Million Homes in California, North Carolina and Massachusetts," 12 Feb. 2020 Wisconsin — Apostle Islands National Seashore Hop a water taxi or paddle a kayak among these 21 islands in Lake Superior, where erosion has turned red sandstone cliffs into undulating sea caves. Sarah Feldberg, Travel + Leisure, "The Best Place to Camp in Each of the 50 States," 24 Feb. 2017 In addition to water taxis, the HOA offers boat rentals to residents. Melanie Feuk, Houston Chronicle, "‘Uber-like’ water taxi service launches at Towne Lake in Cypress," 12 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of water taxi

1921, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jun 2020

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“Water taxi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20taxi. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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