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cab

1
[ kab ]
/ kæb /
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noun

any of various horse-drawn vehicles, as a hansom or brougham, especially one for public hire.
the covered or enclosed part of a locomotive, truck, crane, etc., where the operator sits.
the glass-enclosed area of an airport control tower in which the controllers are stationed.

verb (used without object), cabbed, cab·bing.

to ride in a taxicab or horse-drawn cab: They cabbed to the theater.

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Origin of cab

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First recorded in 1640–50; short for cabriolet

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Definition for cab (2 of 4)

cab2

or kab

[ kab ]
/ kæb /

noun

an ancient Hebrew measure equal to about two quarts.

Origin of cab

2
First recorded in 1525–35; from Hebrew qabh

Definition for cab (3 of 4)

cab3
[ kab ]
/ kæb /

noun Chiefly British.

Definition for cab (4 of 4)

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British Dictionary definitions for cab (1 of 3)

cab1
/ (kæb) /

noun

  1. a taxi
  2. (as modifier)a cab rank
the enclosed compartment of a lorry, locomotive, crane, etc, from which it is driven or operated
(formerly) a light horse-drawn vehicle used for public hire
first cab off the rank Australian informal the first person, etc, to do or take advantage of something

Word Origin for cab

C19: shortened from cabriolet

British Dictionary definitions for cab (2 of 3)

cab2

kab

/ (kæb) /

noun

an ancient Hebrew measure equal to about 2.3 litres (4 pints)

Word Origin for cab

C16: from Hebrew qabh container, something hollowed out

British Dictionary definitions for cab (3 of 3)

CAB

abbreviation for

(in Britain) Citizens' Advice Bureau
(in the US) Civil Aeronautics Board
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