- a horse-drawn carriage, esp. one for public hire
- the part of a locomotive, motor truck, crane, etc. in which the operator sits
Origin of cabfrom cabriolet
intransitive verbcabbed, cab′bing
- to take a taxicab
- to drive a taxicab
Origin of cabClassical Hebrew (language) (2 Kings 6:25) qab, hollow vessel from q?bab, to hollow out
- A taxicab.
- The covered compartment of a heavy vehicle or machine, such as a truck or locomotive, in which the operator or driver sits.
- A one-horse vehicle for public hire.
intransitive verbcabbed, cab·bing, cabs
- To ride or travel in a taxicab: We cabbed to the opera.
- To drive a taxicab: He cabs for a living.
Origin of cabShort for cabriolet
Origin of cabHebrew qab
Clipping of cabriolet
- An ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure, held by some to have been about 1.4 liters, by others about 2.4 liters.
From Hebrew קב (káv).
Clipping of cabinet