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Definition of "cab" [cab]

  • A taxicab. (noun)
  • The covered compartment of a heavy vehicle or machine, such as a truck or locomotive, in which the operator or driver sits. (noun)
  • A one-horse vehicle for public hire. (noun)
  • To ride or travel in a taxicab: We cabbed to the opera. (verb-intransitive)
  • To drive a taxicab: a student who cabbed for a living. (verb-intransitive)
  • A taxi (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • The enclosed compartment of a lorry, locomotive, crane, etc, from which it is driven or operated (noun)
  • (formerly) a light horse-drawn vehicle used for public hire (noun)

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Use "cab" in a sentence
  • "If you hear the term cab within the trick's name, it means the rider came into the trick riding switch and landed regular."
  • "On top of that crane there used to be a cab, what they call a cab on top of it, about the size of a small fire truck."
  • "If you have those numbers you can tell at a glance if a cab is a pirate."