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Definition of cab noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    cab

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//kæb//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kæb//
     
    Trains, Types of vehicle
     
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  1. 1a taxi See related entries: Types of vehicle
  2. 2the place where the driver sits in a bus, train or lorry/truck See related entries: Trains, Types of vehicle
  3. Word Origin early 19th cent.: abbreviation of cabriolet.Extra examples I came by cab. I left my umbrella in the back of the cab. I ordered a cab to take him home. I tried to hail a cab but none of them would stop. I’ll call you a cab. Let’s take a cab. London black cab drivers Outside, a cab was waiting. The cab pulled up and they got out. The driver was sitting in his cab. We couldn’t find a cab anywhere near. We decided to share a cab.
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