taxicab

[ tak-see-kab ]
/ ˈtæk siˌkæb /

noun

a public passenger vehicle, especially an automobile, usually fitted with a taximeter.

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Origin of taxicab

First recorded in 1905–10; taxi(meter) + cab1
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Word Origin and History for taxicab

taxicab


n.

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

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