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Topic: MOTOR VEHICLES

Date: 1800-1900
Origin: cabriolet

cab

noun
     
cab
cab [countable]
1 a taxi:
New York's yellow cabs
take/get a cab
I took a cab to the airport.
call (somebody) a cab (=telephone for a taxi)
Ralph tried to hail a cab (=wave to get a cab to stop for you).
2TTC the part of a bus, train, or truck in which the driver sits
3TTB a carriage pulled by horses that was used like a taxi in the past
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