Definition of taxicab in English:

taxicab

noun

  • A taxi.

    • ‘But what if the car was used not for pleasure but purely as a means of transport, like the taxicab?’
    • ‘The view from the back of any taxicab in Greece is a character-building experience.’
    • ‘Circumstances cause Vincent to hijack Max's taxicab, and Max becomes collateral - an expendable person in the wrong place at the wrong time.’
    • ‘This is phase I of a project that will eventually be extended to include arming all drivers of any sort of public transportation, including city buses, subway trains, and taxicabs.’
    • ‘I was in a taxicab riding around with the cab driver asking him about his business.’
    • ‘No doubt, it is the bazillions of lights, taxicabs, shadow-casting skyscrapers, and bustling pace that incite my heart to pump a little faster.’
    • ‘Ask porters and taxicab drivers to carry your luggage whenever possible.’
    • ‘‘Major national retailers’ are not individuals to whom you return negotiable bonds found in the back seat of a taxicab.’
    • ‘It is believed, however, that a limit on the supply of drivers alone, will not improve quality and income potential for drivers to the same degree as the proposed introduction of new taxicab licenses.’
    • ‘It's easy to get around St. Martin by bus or taxicab - and you should definitely take a tour - but the French side has the more picturesque anchorages.’
    • ‘At 11:00 pm, he took a taxicab to return to the Hyatt Hotel.’
    • ‘The taxicab fare to downtown Toronto is approximately $39 plus tip, with no extra charge for additional passengers.’
    • ‘After the driver brought him to the River Overlook Hotel, he gave the taxi driver a sixteen percent tip on his fare, and took his baggage out of the taxicab's trunk.’
    • ‘In fact, police say they did find a gun, on the floorboard in front of the passenger-side seat of the taxicab.’
    • ‘At 8:30 am, the work was done here and the American reporter left by taxicab.’
    • ‘The technique has been popular for years among businesses with large liability exposures, such as tobacco and taxicab companies.’
    • ‘While taking a fare to Taipo, he saw another taxicab with the identical license plate number.’
    • ‘Joining them across the United States were lumbermen, fishermen, merchant marines, taxicab drivers, and inmates at Folsom, Attica, and Statesville.’
    • ‘I love reading those ridiculous ‘Riders' Bill of Rights’ things posted in taxicabs throughout the country.’
    • ‘On Seventh Avenue, slack-jawed visitors scrambled for digital cameras, and taxicabs actually slowed down for something other than a fare.’

Origin

Early 20th century: shortened form of taximeter cab.

Pronunciation

taxicab

/ˈtaksɪkab/