water taxi


Definition of water taxi 

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

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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 Enhance existing crossing: Beef up the water taxi or ferry, or find some other way to improve the crossing using existing infrastructure. Brittany Wallman, Sun-Sentinel.com, "State forges ahead with New River pedestrian bridge or tunnel," 11 July 2018 Museum admission will include a water taxi across the harbor. Cate Mcquaid, BostonGlobe.com, "The ICA has arrived in Eastie. Here’s your first look inside," 22 June 2018 Using the same technologies seen in self-driving cars and aerial drones, researchers are developing driverless vessels to be used as water taxis and to ferry cargo and garbage within cities — while easing traffic congestion on nearby roadways. Tom Metcalfe /, NBC News, "How self-driving 'roboats' could swarm to simplify city life," 8 June 2018 Visitors can also travel from Belize City by water taxi. Condé Nast Traveler, "Car-Free Destinations for Your Next Island Vacation," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of water taxi

1921, in the meaning defined above

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