water taxi

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Seaglider will eventually serve as a fast commuter (water taxi) between urban centers and coastal areas. Dana Givens, Robb Report, 22 Sep. 2022 Residents who still needed to get back and forth between the two communities during the road closure have been ferried by a local water taxi, camping and sea kayaking business, Miller’s Landing. Megan Pacer, Anchorage Daily News, 25 May 2022 Think of Lady Gaga, a woman who has never shied away from a grand entrance, somehow topping even herself delicately perched over the edge of a moving water taxi and vamping for the cameras like a classic screen siren. Lindsey Bahr, ajc, 28 Aug. 2022 Think of Lady Gaga, a woman who has never shied away from a grand entrance, somehow topping even herself delicately perched over the edge of a moving water taxi and vamping for the cameras like a classic screen siren. Lindsey Bahr, BostonGlobe.com, 28 Aug. 2022 As the crowd in the Danieli grows, he is suddenly gone, out the hotel’s small side door, where a water taxi purrs in waiting. Nathan Heller, Vogue, 23 Aug. 2022 Pugh, 26, stepped off her water taxi wearing a coordinating set by Valentino in a rich purple shade comprised of a bandeau top, button-up shirt and shorts embossed with the brand's logo. Hedy Phillips, Peoplemag, 5 Sep. 2022 Another video, shared by the mayor, appears to show the duo speeding down the canal and passing just by a vaporetto, or water taxi. Claudio Lavanga, NBC News, 18 Aug. 2022 The water taxi is a really fun way to show guests the Intracoastal Waterway and its yachts, mansions, high-rises and colorful personalities. Lois K. Solomon, Sun Sentinel, 22 July 2022 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'water taxi.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of water taxi was in 1921

Dictionary Entries Near water taxi

Cite this Entry

“Water taxi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20taxi. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

More from Merriam-Webster on water taxi

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!


Challenging Words You Should Know

  • hedgehog reading a book
  • Often used to describe “the march of time,” what does inexorable mean?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ