Definitions

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

  • noun An ancient Hebrew unit of measure equal to about 2 liters (2.1 quarts).
  • noun A taxicab.
  • noun The covered compartment of a heavy vehicle or machine, such as a truck or locomotive, in which the operator or driver sits.
  • noun A one-horse vehicle for public hire.
  • intransitive verb To ride or travel in a taxicab.
  • intransitive verb To drive a taxicab.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See capel.
  • noun A hackney carriage with either two or four wheels, drawn by one horse; a cabriolet.
  • noun The hooded or covered part of a locomotive, which protects the engineer and fireman from the weather.
  • noun Any sticky substance.
  • To pass over in a cab: as, to cab the distance: often used with an indefinite it: as, I'll cab it to Whitehall.
  • noun A translation (usually literal) of a classical or other work in a foreign language, surreptitiously used by school-boys and students in preparing their lessons or recitations; a crib.
  • noun A small number of persons secretly united in the performance of some undertaking.
  • noun A Hebrew measure of capacity, for both dry and liquid matter.
  • To appropriate dishonestly and on the sly; crib; purloin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A kind of close carriage with two or four wheels, usually a public vehicle.
  • noun See Hansom.
  • noun The covered part of a locomotive, in which the engineer has his station.
  • noun A Hebrew dry measure, containing a little over two (2.37) pints.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun US A taxi; a taxicab.
  • noun Compartment at the front of a truck or train for the driver
  • noun Any of several four-wheeled carriages; a cabriolet
  • noun An ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure, held by some to have been about 1.4 liters, by others about 2.4 liters.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; with two seats and a folding hood
  • noun a compartment at the front of a motor vehicle or locomotive where driver sits
  • noun a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money
  • verb ride in a taxicab

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Hebrew qab.]

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Short for cabriolet.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Clipping of cabriolet

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Hebrew קב (káv).

Examples

  • If you hear the term cab within the trick's name, it means the rider came into the trick riding switch and landed regular.

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  • If you hear the term cab within the trick's name, it means the rider came into the trick riding switch and landed regular.

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  • If you hear the term cab within the trick's name, it means the rider came into the trick riding switch and landed regular.

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  • On top of that crane there used to be a cab, what they call a cab on top of it, about the size of a small fire truck.

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  • If you have those numbers you can tell at a glance if a cab is a pirate.

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  • You also talk a bit about how conceiving of racism simply as having problems driving while black or being unable to get a cab is a dangerous form of forgetting on the part of black people.

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  • You also talk a bit about how conceiving of racism simply as having problems driving while black or being unable to get a cab is a dangerous form of forgetting on the part of black people.

    Getting Over Race

  • First, my temper was tried by the almost interminable journey, in the noisy and comfortless vehicle which they call a cab, from the river-wharf to the west-end of London, where Marmaduke lives.

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  • The other kind of cab is the yellow or "standard" cab - mostly small sedans.

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  • The other kind of cab is the yellow or "standard" cab - mostly small sedans.

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  • "Too bad all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving cabs and cutting hair."

    - George Burns.

    December 8, 2008