taxicab

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

taxicab \tax"i*cab\, noun an automobile with a professional driver which can be hired to carry passengers; -- also called a {taxi}, and informally called a {cab} or a {hack}. The driver of a taxicab is referred to as a {cab driver} or {cabbie}, and sometimes as a {chauffeur} or {hackie}.

Note: Taxicabs may be engaged by a prior appointment made, e.g. by telephone, or they may cruise for passengers, i.e. they may drive in city streets and stop to pick up pasengers when they are signalled by a prospective passenger. The act of signalling a taxicab (usually by a wave of the arm) is often called

{to hail a cab} or

{to flag down a cab}. [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

taxicab

noun

1: a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money [syn: {cab}, {hack}, {taxi}, {taxicab}]


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