Crossword clues for cab
- What may be caught with bare hands?
- Rig part
- Semi compartment
- Meter site
- Hack's vehicle
- Car with a checkered past?
- It's widely hailed as a convenient way to get around
- Hotel waiter?
- One with a checkered existence?
- Part of a truck
- Turns at high speed
- Certain Bordeaux, informally
- One hailed by city dwellers
- A compartment in front of a motor vehicle where driver sits
- Small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage
- With two seats and a folding hood
- A car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money
- It might be caught in the rain
- Town transport
- Memorable Calloway
- Composer-conductor Calloway
- Herdic, e.g.
- Truck area
- Jazz's Calloway
- Truck front
- Something to hail
- Yellow ____
- Engineer's compartment
- Hailer's object
- One-horse vehicle
- Rainy-day prize
- Certain varietal, for short
- City vehicle
- City cruiser
- Yellow or Checker follower
- Tractor operator's compartment
- Hansom, for one
- Bandleader Calloway
- Semi's front
- Rainy day rarity
- Part of a locomotive
- Quick way around town
- Metered rental
- Front of a semi
- It'll take you for a ride
- Gypsy ___
- It's semi-attached
- Semi part
- Subway alternative
- It's hailed
- Part of a line outside a hotel
- Hack's workplace
- Way home from a bar, maybe
- It stands at stands
- Trucker's spot
- Locomotive part
- Part of a semi
- It's no free ride
- Trucker's perch
- Truck part
- Urban transport
- Semi section
- It may have a medallion
- What a hack drives
- Crane component
- Where a truck driver sits
- Certain red wine, informally
- Crane operator's spot
- Fleet member
- Semi-attached compartment?
- Hired ride
- Trucker's place
- Flagged vehicle
- Medallioned vehicle
- One in line at a station
- Request inside (or outside?) a wine bar
- U-Haul driver's place
- Object of some whistles
- CBer's place
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
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
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1826, "light, horse-drawn carriage," shortening of cabriolet (1763), from French cabriolet (18c.), diminutive of cabrioler "leap, caper" (16c./17c.), from Italian capriolare "jump in the air," from capriola, properly "the leap of a kid," from Latin capreolus "wild goat, roebuck," from PIE *kap-ro- "he-goat, buck" (cognates: Old Irish gabor, Welsh gafr, Old English hæfr, Old Norse hafr "he-goat"). The carriages had springy suspensions.\n
\nExtended to hansoms and other types of carriages, then extended to similar-looking parts of locomotives (1851). Applied especially to public horse carriages, then to automobiles-for-hire (1899) when these began to replace them.
Etymology 1 n. 1 A taxi; a taxicab. 2 Compartment at the front of a truck or train for the driver 3 Shelter at the top of an air traffic control tower or fire lookout tower 4 Any of several four-wheeled carriages; a cabriolet vb. To travel by taxicab. Etymology 2 alt. An ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure, held by some to have been about
4 liters, by others about
4 liters. n. An ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure, held by some to have been about
4 liters, by others about
4 liters. Etymology 3
n. (context video games informal English) An arcade cabinet; the unit in which a video game is housed in a gaming arcade.
Cab or CAB may refer to:
CAB is a jazz fusion supergroup founded by Bunny Brunel, Dennis Chambers, and Tony MacAlpine. Since their formation in 2000, they have released four studio albums and two live albums. Their second album, CAB 2, received a nomination for Best Contemporary Jazz Album at the 2002 Grammy Awards. Other members who have been a part of CAB include Patrice Rushen, Virgil Donati, David Hirschfelder, and Brian Auger.
When asked about the band's name, Brunel said:
"Cab" is a song written and recorded by the American rock band, Train. It was released in November 2005 as the lead single from the band's fourth studio album, For Me, It's You, and was produced by Brendan O'Brien. It peaked higher on the charts than the two other radio singles from the album, "Give Myself to You" and "Am I Reaching You Now".
The cab, crew compartment or driver's compartment of a locomotive, or a self-propelled rail vehicle, is the part housing the train driver or engineer, the fireman or driver's assistant (secondman) (if any), and the controls necessary for the locomotive's, or self-propelled rail vehicle's, operation.
CAB is the self-titled first studio album by the band CAB, released on March 7, 2000 through Tone Center Records.
Usage examples of "cab".
The cab passed the Acme Florists on the way, and Harry saw Darvel give the shop a sharp look, but that was the only incident, until they reached Chinatown.
For a few minutes he walked around under the ahuehuete trees, enjoying the fountains and early-evening air before catching another cab and telling the driver to take him not to the Normandia, but to the Cadillac Grill.
As Argent moved into the cramped cab area, the kidnapper riding shotgun fired his Manhunter from point-blank range.
Langeron and Yekaterininskaya streets, directly opposite the huge Fankoni Cafe where stockbrokers and grain merchants in Panama hats sat at marble-topped tables set out right on the pavement, Paris-style, under awnings and surrounded by potted laurel trees, the cab in which Auntie and Pavlik were travelling was all but overturned by a bright-red automobile driven by the heir to the famous Ptashnikov Bros, firm, a grotesquely bloated young man in a tiny yachting cap, who looked amazingly like a prize Yorkshire pig.
It was plain to The Shadow that murderers had not cared just where Bayle died, though they would probably have preferred him to fall from a cab, the way he had.
When Becker landed in Chicago, he immediately summoned a cab and spent the next half hour taking it out to the Inn By The Lake, a sprawling, half-century-old Lake Forest hostelry that had been added onto at least three times and somewhere along the way had given up all hope of ever appearing to be a unified structure.
As the Princess lifted the lid of her white piano in the ring while Mignon flounced her lacy skirts, Buffo, babbling obscenities, was loaded into a waiting cab, leaving the circus for the last time, as he had never done before, in the way that gentlemen did, by the front entrance.
I had been waiting at the bus stop for twenty minutes when a taxi driver leaned out of his cab to tell me that no buses were running.
The cabbie swung open the passenger door and Colonel William climbed into the cab.
One final cab drew up, this bearing the cabbie Will had passed his tickets to.
Her strength was nearly spent, but the cabman was on the watch, and, driving up to the entrance, climbed down and bundled her into the cab.
Nevill Caird were in the cypress avenue when Victoria Ray drove up in a ramshackle cab, guided by an Arab driver who squinted hideously.
As Chuck and I climbed into the cab of my battered old Ford pick-up, Chubby sidled across like a racecourse tipster, speaking out of the corner of his mouth.
Well, that being so, there was all the more reason why the identity of poor Jean de Courtois should be established beyond doubt, and this reflection appealed so strongly that, when the cab stopped, Curtis was once more reconciled to the policy hurriedly arrived at while he was standing at the corner of Broadway and 27th Street.
He walked rapidly to the bridge and took a cab to Conduit Street, where dwelt a firm of tailors with whose Paris branch he had had dealings in his dandiacal past.