an automatic device in taxicabs that computes and registers the fare due
Origin of taximeterFrench taximètre, altered (infl. by Classical Greek taxis: see taxis) ; from taxamètre ; from German taxameter ; from Medieval Latin taxa, tax + -meter, -meter
An instrument installed in a taxicab to measure distance traveled and waiting time and to compute and indicate the fare.
Origin of taximeterFrench taximètre, alteration of taxamètre, from German Taxameter : Medieval Latin taxa, tax (from taxare, to tax; see tax) + -meter, meter (from Greek metron, measure; see –meter).
From French taximÃ¨tre, from German Taxameter, coined from Medieval Latin taxa (tax, charge), from Proto-Indo-European base *tag- (to touch, to handle).