from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A taxicab that is licensed only to respond to calls but often cruises the streets for passengers.

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  • noun colloquial, US An unlicensed taxi, especially in the North East of the United States.

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  • noun a taxicab that cruises for customers although it is licensed only to respond to calls


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  • Unlicensed cab.

    September 17, 2008