Definitions for: Cab

[n] a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money
[n] small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; with two seats and a folding hood
[n] a compartment in front of a motor vehicle where driver sits

Webster (1913) Definition: Cab (k[a^]b), n. [Abbrev. fr. cabriolet.]
1. A kind of close carriage with two or four wheels, usually
a public vehicle. ``A cab came clattering up.''

Note: A cab may have two seats at right angles to the
driver's seat, and a door behind; or one seat parallel
to the driver's, with the entrance from the side or

Hansom cab. See Hansom.

2. The covered part of a locomotive, in which the engineer
has his station. --Knight.

Cab (k[a^]b), n. [Heb. qab, fr. q[=a]bab to hollow.]
A Hebrew dry measure, containing a little over two (2.37)
pints. --W. H. Ward. --2 Kings vi. 25.

Synonyms: cabriolet, hack, taxi, taxicab

See Also: auto, automobile, automotive vehicle, car, carriage, compartment, equipage, fleet, gypsy cab, machine, minicab, motor vehicle, motorcar, rig

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