Donetsk taxi drivers did not charge them anything for the lift.
On the list of world problems, the difficulties of Paris taxi riders may seem to rank low.
The traffic snarled, taxi horns blared as cabbies raised their fists in support, even those without fares to make the delay pay.
The DC government has proposed yet another round of taxi rules which promise to make life hard for Uber.
She married and divorced five husbands—including a Nicaraguan taxi driver she married to, ironically, to fix his papers.
She took a taxi from the stand opposite Kitson's hotel, and Kelson took one, too.
He was stepping from the taxi when the awful truth dawned on him.
He was furtively intent upon a gray limousine car, with several men in it, which had followed the taxi along the street.
The stillness, the absence of storm in the taxi was so unnatural that I began to miss it.
I realized they must have made a mistake, and you'd come here, and I called for a taxi and came out here.
1907, shortening of taximeter cab (introduced in London in March 1907), from taximeter "automatic meter to record the distance and fare" (1898), from French taximètre, from German Taxameter (1890), coined from Medieval Latin taxa "tax, charge." An earlier English form was taxameter (1894), used in horse-drawn cabs. Taxi dancer "woman whose services may be hired at a dance hall" is recorded from 1930. Taxi squad in U.S. football is 1966, from a former Cleveland Browns owner who gave his reserves jobs with his taxicab company to keep them paid and available ["Dictionary of American Slang"], but other explanations (short-term hire or shuttling back and forth from the main team) seem possible.
1911, from earlier slang use of taxi (n.) for "aircraft." Related: Taxied; taxiing.