water taxi

noun

Definition of water taxi

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

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Landing in Venice from JFK, water taxis ferried directly up to the airport and porters gingerly carried our small group’s luggage onto the boat. Amanda Shine, Harper's BAZAAR, "How to Travel in Venice Like a Chic Ceramicist," 15 June 2017 Also in the Elegant Hotels group (free water taxis are available among the five properties in total) is Tamarind, the family-friendly resort with three on-site eateries. Kaitlin Menza, Town & Country, "The Best Things to Do, Eat, and See in Barbados," 15 Nov. 2018 As news outlet the Local points out, the rise in travelers leads to an increase of water-top infrastructure like ferries, gondolas and water taxis. Erin Florio, Condé Nast Traveler, "Three Dead After Weekend Boating Accidents on Venice Canal," 6 Aug. 2018 Community Transit: Local buses will operate on Sunday schedule, no Seattle or UW service King County water taxi: The West Seattle route will be on Sunday schedule. Miyoko Wolf, The Seattle Times, "Here’s what’s open and closed on Memorial Day," 27 May 2018 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

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First Known Use of water taxi

1921, in the meaning defined above

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