from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A minicar used as a taxicab, especially in England.
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- n. A small car used as a taxi (rather than a traditional black cab)
- n. An unlicensed taxi
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- n. a minicar used as a taxicab
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In its absurdity, ithints that there is a difference between calling a minicab to come immediately (booking it) and calling it to come later (pre-booking it).
'It explains why we've got someone buying that van in Middlesex while someone else waits for him in a "minicab" just outside Muwaffaq Masoud's house.'
That was the eyebrow-raising sum claimed by the Dutch-born Huggers for a "minicab" on 12
The suggestion was that officers could have come under fire from a minicab carrying Duggan.
Duggan was the passenger in a minicab, on his way to see his girlfriend.
Seconds later there was a smash as the minicab office around the corner was broken into.
Father ran Bercow Motors and worked as a minicab driver.
Probably that time when my dad took me to the minicab office, innit.
The Sunday Times said it had been told by three sources that the gun was inside a shoebox in the minicab in which Duggan was traveling.
The subjects are suitably diverse: there is HR worker Jamie, who is desperate to get it right, reads prodigiously and then worries about what he has read; Viktor, a minicab driver who has decided to settle down after a career of womanising; and Greg, a millionaire trader on to his second wife and child.