a device fitted to a taxicab or other vehicle, for automatically computing and indicating the fare due.
Origin of taximeter
< French taximètre,
equivalent to taxe tax
+ -i- -i-
+ -mètre -meter
; replacing earlier taxameter
equivalent to Taxa
(< Medieval Latin:
tax, charge) + -meter -meter
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Examples from the Web for taximeter
Historical Examples of taximeter
Adieus were said, and Paul found himself again in his taximeter cab.
He called a taximeter cab, and drove rapidly to Berkeley Square.
We purred extravagantly up the Avenue, and how horrified Aunt Lyddy would be at the taximeter!
He glanced at the dial of his taximeter, which had registered one franc twenty-five, and pulled the flag up.
That afternoon then he stepped out of the hôtel and engaged a fiacre—a taximeter would be of no use, Paul thought.
British Dictionary definitions for taximeter
a meter fitted to a taxi to register the fare, based on the length of the journey
Word Origin for taximeter
C19: from French taximètre; see tax, -meter
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