a device fitted to a taxicab or other vehicle, for automatically computing and indicating the fare due.
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How to use taximeter in a sentence
That afternoon then he stepped out of the hôtel and engaged a fiacre—a taximeter would be of no use, Paul thought.High Noon | Anonymous
The figure stopped to read the taximeter, shook his fist at the chauffeur, and approached me, muttering audibly.The Window at the White Cat | Mary Roberts Rinehart
taximeter, tak-sim′e-tėr, n. an instrument attached to cabs for indicating the fare due for the distance travelled.
True to his word, on the next day he left the hotel in a taximeter cab which turned down the Champs Elysées.The Key to Yesterday | Charles Neville Buck
She stepped into the taximeter and drove away, with a farewell nod, abrupt although not altogether unkindly.The Moving Finger | E. Phillips Oppenheim
British Dictionary definitions for taximeter
a meter fitted to a taxi to register the fare, based on the length of the journey
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