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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. 2017.
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  • The taxicab had stopped opposite her door, and her servant came hurrying out.

    The Hillman E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Calmly Johnnie climbed into the taxicab, and carelessly he took his seat.

    The Rich Little Poor Boy Eleanor Gates
  • A half an hour later we were in a taxicab, speeding to the station.

    A Top-Floor Idyl George van Schaick
  • She arrived at the door of the circus in a taxicab with Ascher.

    Gossamer George A. Birmingham
  • As they reached the sidewalk, Duvall observed the taxicab he had ordered to be in readiness, standing in front of the door.

    The Ivory Snuff Box Arnold Fredericks
  • "Not so fast, Walter," he cautioned as we spun along in a taxicab.

    The Silent Bullet Arthur B. Reeve
  • The taxicab was drawing up before an apartment house entrance.

    The Day of Days Louis Joseph Vance
Word Origin and History for taxicab

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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