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Definition of CAB

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taxicab \tax"i*cab\, n.
     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]

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

Cab \Cab\ (k[a^]b), n. [Abbrev. fr. cabriolet.]
     1. A kind of close carriage with two or four wheels, usually a public vehicle. "A cab came clattering up." --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

     Note: A cab may have two seats at right angles to the driver's seat, and a door behind; or one seat parallel to the driver's, with the entrance from the side or front. [1913 Webster]

     {Hansom cab}. See {Hansom}.
        [1913 Webster]

     2. The covered part of a locomotive, in which the engineer has his station. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

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

Cab \Cab\ (k[a^]b), n. [Heb. qab, fr. q[=a]bab to hollow.] A Hebrew dry measure, containing a little over two (2.37) pints. --W. H. Ward. --2 Kings vi. 25. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]


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