verb (used without object), cabbed, cab·bing.
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noun Chiefly British.
Examples from the Web for cab
Contemporary Examples of cab
In a bizarre twist to proceedings, Miss Manners sought to have her £30 cab fare from her Kensington flat to court refunded.How A British Aristocrat Used Big Game Hunter’s Sperm To Get Pregnant Without His Permission
December 2, 2014
At a quarter past midnight, all her friends gathered at me and then they went off to party and I went home in a cab.Stephen Merchant Talks ‘Hello Ladies’ movie, the Nicole Kidman Cameo, and Legacy of ‘The Office’
November 22, 2014
(A more upscale version, the cabriolet, or “cab,” was later imported from France).Great Cities are Born Filthy
July 13, 2014
Parisian cab licenses can also be bought and sold for a small fortune.As Europe Now Sees, Resisting Uber Is Futile
June 13, 2014
I took a cab to a stadium outside the city, bought a ticket, and sat in the concrete bleachers.Why Americans Should Love the World Cup
June 12, 2014
Historical Examples of cab
He took a cab and was driven to the local branch of his favourite temple of chance.
He called a cab for the old man, and saw him started safely off up-town.
Her eyes gleamed in the shadow of the cab straight ahead, immovable.
The cab rattled, jingled, jolted; in fact, the last was quite extraordinary.
He glanced again at the cab and groaned: "O Lord, I just dassent!"The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
- a taxi
- (as modifier)a cab rank
Word Origin for cab
Word Origin for cab
1826, "light, horse-drawn carriage," shortening of cabriolet (1763), from French cabriolet (18c.), diminutive of cabrioler "leap, caper" (16c./17c.), from Italian capriolare "jump in the air," from capriola, properly "the leap of a kid," from Latin capreolus "wild goat, roebuck," from PIE *kap-ro- "he-goat, buck" (cf. Old Irish gabor, Welsh gafr, Old English hæfr, Old Norse hafr "he-goat"). The carriages had springy suspensions.
Extended to hansoms and other types of carriages, then extended to similar-looking parts of locomotives (1851). Applied especially to public horse carriages, then to automobiles-for-hire (1899) when these began to replace them.