water taxi


Definition of water taxi

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

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Then, too, the talk of launching a water taxi business on the Detroit River has been heard on and off for years. John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, "Tiki boats could be start of untapped business opportunity on Detroit River," 22 Aug. 2019 From the caravans of water taxis to the bride’s (many) wardrobe changes, Mr. and Mrs. Clooney’s fall 2014 nuptials was a multi-day event to remember. Vogue, "From Amal Clooney’s Palazzo to Chrissy Teigen’s Villa—13 Stunning Celebrity Wedding Venues That You Can Rent," 5 July 2019 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

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1921, in the meaning defined above

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