water taxi


Definition of water taxi

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

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Jenny Lake Shuttle provides scenic cruises and water taxi service to the western shore for short hikes to Hidden Falls or Inspiration Point or challenging ascents of the park’s highest peak: 13,770-foot Grand Teton. Joe Yogerst, National Geographic, "Everything to know about Grand Teton National Park," 29 July 2019 King County water taxi: The King County Water Taxi between downtown Seattle and West Seattle will be on a weekend schedule. Seattle Times Staff, The Seattle Times, "What’s open, closed on the Fourth of July," 3 July 2019 From there Spetses and its amazing Poseidonion Grand Hotel are just 15 minutes by water taxi. Adam Gopnik, Town & Country, "My First Visit to the Greek Islands Turned Out to Be a Journey Home," 20 May 2019 The first part is a water taxi ride from the harbor to Shoup Bay. Scott Mcmurren, Anchorage Daily News, "It’s been a hot summer. Chill out with one of these Southcentral Alaska glacier excursions," 6 July 2019 Fong became president of the San Francisco Port Commission, which is responsible for the waterfront, and won approval of the city’s first-ever water taxi service. Melia Russell, SFChronicle.com, "As tech takes over city, SF Chamber of Commerce seeks to adapt," 23 June 2019 In these areas, people worry not about pollution but rather the risk of collision between water taxis, tour boats, kayakers and pleasure boats. Kari Lydersen, Washington Post, "In Chicago, a river revitalized — but not for everyone," 21 June 2019 Remember when Lady Gaga sailed into the Venice Film Festival on a water taxi, sniffing a rose in full bloom ahead of the premiere of A Star Is Born? Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "Lady Gaga Just Took Oscar Campaigning to a Whole New Level," 14 Feb. 2019 Transportation officials are urging commuters to telecommute, shift their schedules, walk, bike, take the bus or the train, carpool or try the water taxi — anything but drive into work alone. David Gutman, The Seattle Times, "Seattle officials plead for help, patience as viaduct traffic problems loom," 13 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of water taxi

1921, in the meaning defined above

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