water taxi


Definition of water taxi 

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

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From there, Skopelos’ main port Skopelos Town is accessible by ferry or water taxi. Lindsey Murray, Good Housekeeping, "Your Getaway Guide to Skopelos Island, Where "Mamma Mia" Was Filmed," 9 Oct. 2018 Check out the Seward Chamber of Commerce website for a complete listing of water taxis. Erin Kirkland, Anchorage Daily News, "Tonsina Point near Seward provides a perfect place for Alaska’s newest public-use cabin," 14 May 2018 The water taxi is available from several points in downtown and on Jamestown, with extra service provided during this event. BostonGlobe.com, "Nautical and nice in Newport as Volvo Ocean Race comes sailing in," 25 Apr. 2018 Tour boats and water taxis ply the waters between Mount Vernon and the memorials in D.C. Patricia Sullivan, Washington Post, "National Park Service identifies boat dock location on Va. side of Potomac," 3 July 2018 The Potomac Riverboat water taxi service to the National Mall will not operate. Luz Lazo, Washington Post, "Here’s your July 4th traffic and transit guide," 29 June 2018 From the Piazzale, a local host will accompany you to a waiting private luxury water taxi and on to the private dock of your hotel. Maria Gabriella Landers, Town & Country, "How to Plan a Trip to Italy," 5 Oct. 2016 One of the nicest ways of getting around in and near the Loop are water taxis. Mary Wisniewski, chicagotribune.com, "Water taxi service may expand for new riverfront developments," 9 July 2018 Visitors can hike the upland section or secure a water taxi. Erin Kirkland, Anchorage Daily News, "Tonsina Point near Seward provides a perfect place for Alaska’s newest public-use cabin," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of water taxi

1921, in the meaning defined above

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