- a device fitted to a taxicab or other vehicle, for automatically computing and indicating the fare due.
Origin of taximeter
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Examples from the Web for taximeter
Adieus were said, and Paul found himself again in his taximeter cab.
He called a taximeter cab, and drove rapidly to Berkeley Square.The Moving Finger
E. Phillips Oppenheim
We purred extravagantly up the Avenue, and how horrified Aunt Lyddy would be at the taximeter!Jane Journeys On
Ruth Comfort Mitchell
He glanced at the dial of his taximeter, which had registered one franc twenty-five, and pulled the flag up.Jason
Justus Miles Forman
That afternoon then he stepped out of the hôtel and engaged a fiacre—a taximeter would be of no use, Paul thought.
- a meter fitted to a taxi to register the fare, based on the length of the journey
C19: from French taximètre; see tax, -meter