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.
to ride in a taxicab or horse-drawn cab: They cabbed to the theater.
Other definitions for cab (2 of 4)
an ancient Hebrew measure equal to about two quarts.
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How to use cab in a sentence
Abraham, a yellow cab driver and student, feels that blacks are targeted unfairly by the police.
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 | Tom Sykes | December 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Cosby then allegedly ordered a pre-paid yellow cab that transported Allison home.Bill Cosby’s Long List of Accusers (So Far): 18 Alleged Sexual Assault Victims Between 1965-2004 | Marlow Stern | November 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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’ | Marlow Stern | November 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Soon I had brown cab drivers and even Muslim groups applauding my work, which I truly never expected or sought.How Aasif Mandvi Became Jon Stewart’s Favorite Jihadi | Dean Obeidallah | November 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It seemed rather strange to be spoken to by a cab-horse, but Davy answered that he was feeling quite well.Davy and The Goblin | Charles E. Carryl
But Mamma and Papa and Judy had quitted the cab, and all the luggage was being taken into the house.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
He got her into a cab at last, and they had reached the Haggards' house in May Fair, at which, they were stopping for the night.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
Then, his hand resting on the handle of the cab-door, this expression suddenly changed to one of alert suspicion.Dope | Sax Rohmer
Come away, my lady; it won't be long till we meet a cab or something to fetch us where you please.Checkmate | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
British Dictionary definitions for cab (1 of 3)
(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
British Dictionary definitions for cab (2 of 3)
an ancient Hebrew measure equal to about 2.3 litres (4 pints)
British Dictionary definitions for CAB (3 of 3)
(in Britain) Citizens' Advice Bureau
(in the US) Civil Aeronautics Board
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