Adjective "cab" definition and examples

(Cab may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/kab/

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Definitions and examples

noun

A taxi.
  1. as modifier 'cab drivers'
  2. 'I didn't want to get a taxi cab, being short on money.'
  3. 'A yellow taxi cab pulled up and he quickly rushed outside, throwing a final glance over his shoulder before hopping into the car.'
  4. 'If your travel plans do not include hotel transfers and you are traveling with a partner or a group, send someone outside to stand in line for a taxi cab while the others wait to pick up the luggage.'
  5. 'A taxi cab driver goes to the airport, which is in the next city 5-10 miles from his house, and he doesn't know where his costumer will tell him to go.'
  6. 'A taxi cab driver and a pedestrian were also victims of drunken-driving by the prince who is known for his forays to discos and nightclubs.'
  7. 'We kept him there for twenty more minutes, and when he had to leave we literally followed him to the door of his taxi cab.'
  8. 'in the way back it was very discouraging to hear and join the conversation in the taxi cab with the other two men and the driver that was all about expectations for the disastrous circumstances ahead!'
  9. 'I can drown out local radio in the back of a taxi cab, and waiting around at airports is a positive pleasure.'
  10. 'While we're caught up with the mafia, so is the protagonist, who starts off as a down on his luck taxi cab driver.'
  11. 'He was later picked up in a silver-coloured taxi cab which took him to Lime Street.'
  12. 'The relaxation of licensing control on horse-drawn cabs in 1831 led to a great and necessary increase, J. A. Hansom inventing his famous cab in 1834.'
  13. 'As late as the 1940s, there was only one bus, a few motor taxis and some horse-drawn cabs on the island.'
The driver's compartment in a lorry, bus, or train.
  1. 'It also had a cab for driving the train backwards.'
  2. 'Keep in mind that in those days, to be in the cab of a working mainline steam engine had to be on a par with a ride in a jet fighter today.'
  3. 'The spokesman said the cab became stuck and as the driver tried to free it, it fell from the crane, hit the ground beside him and fell against him, trapping him between the cab and his lorry.'
  4. 'Gone are the days when little children dreamed of a career in the cab of a train, plane or automobile.'
  5. 'The lorry driver escaped from his cab and was treated at Chesterfield Royal Infirmary for minor injuries, and later released.'
  6. 'She was still lying in the back of the lorry cab listening to the rain falling on the roof, the engine rumbling on below and the windscreen wipers scraping against the glass at the front.'
  7. 'Underground access was still available from the driver's cab of any passing train.'
  8. 'In the cab, the driver gets full seat and wheel adjustments, plus remote central locking, electric windows, CD player and so on.'
  9. 'Then a blue van struck the front of the lorry as it was in the ditch, pushing two ladders, which were on board, into the driver's side of the lorry cab.'
  10. 'A railway employee alerted a nearby signalbox to stop all trains when he saw that the barrier had landed between the lorry's cab and trailer unit.'

verb

Travel in a taxi.
  1. 'Before I left Louisiana, I cabbed out to Metarie on the same side of the Mississippi as New Orleans, across from Gretna, to Metarie Cemetery.'
  2. 'Plus once you're at the Guvernment, there is not much else around there so you have to cab it back downtown.'
  3. 'I might cab it back to the city and see what's going down there.'
  4. 'We brought it back to my place, packed a little more, and heated up leftovers at 11 PM after cabbing back to his place.'
  5. 'While I was still in a dilemma as to whether I should ask them verbally if they are indeed cabbing, another dilemma stepped up in the form of a tyrannical auntie.'
  6. 'Paul says he'll leave me to it, lends me his coat as it's turning nippy, and cabs it back to the hotel.'
  7. 'I have at least ten awful driver mistakes done in blatant fashion in front of me every day I cab.'
  8. 'Having had a perfectly lovely evening, we cab it back into town.'
  9. 'Finally she cabs it over with her ex-boyfriend whom she hasn't spoken to in five months; he holds her hand the whole way.'

Citizens' Advice Bureau.
    Civil Aeronautics Board.

      More definitions

      1. a taxicab.

      2. any of various horse-drawn vehicles, as a hansom or brougham, especially one for public hire.

      3. the covered or enclosed part of a locomotive, truck, crane, etc., where the operator sits.

      4. the glass-enclosed area of an airport control tower in which the controllers are stationed. verb (used without object), cabbed, cabbing.

      5. to ride in a taxicab or horse-drawn cab: They cabbed to the theater.

      More examples(as adjective)

      "rankservices can be cab."

      "outs can be cab."

      Origin

      (cab)Early 19th century: abbreviation of cabriolet.

      Phrase

      (the) first cab off the rank