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[tak-see-kab] /ˈtæk siˌkæb/
a public passenger vehicle, especially an automobile, usually fitted with a taximeter.
Origin of taxicab
First recorded in 1905-10; taxi(meter) + cab1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • There ought to be a taxicab just the other side of the station.

  • He was out in his taxicab again the next morning, and by noon he had secured what he wanted.

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  • And I'm going to telephone for a taxicab to take you, if you think you've really got to go.

    Alice Adams Booth Tarkington
  • She drove to an apartment on 96th Street, left her taxicab, and entered.

    The Film of Fear Arnold Fredericks
  • I was watching, and he first went to a saloon on the corner, and then drove off in a taxicab.

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  • The taxicab in which he had made the trip down was still waiting for him.

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  • The vessel docked and later Lee and Ellen entered a taxicab near the pier.

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Word Origin and History for taxicab

1907, from taxi (n.) + cab (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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