cab

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Clipping of cabriolet

Noun[edit]

cab (plural cabs)

  1. A taxi; a taxicab.
  2. Compartment at the front of a truck or train for the driver
  3. Shelter at the top of an air traffic control tower or fire lookout tower
  4. Any of several four-wheeled carriages; a cabriolet
    • 1877, Anna Sewell, Black Beauty
      Captain went out in the cab all the morning. Harry came in after school to feed me and give me water. In the afternoon I was put into the cab. Jerry took as much pains to see if the collar and bridle fitted comfortably as if he had been John Manly over again. When the crupper was let out a hole or two it all fitted well. There was no check-rein, no curb, nothing but a plain ring snaffle. What a blessing that was!
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Verb[edit]

cab (third-person singular simple present cabs, present participle cabbing, simple past and past participle cabbed)

  1. To travel by taxicab.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Hebrew קב (káv).

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Noun[edit]

cab (plural cabs)

  1. An ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure, held by some to have been about 1.4 liters, by others about 2.4 liters.
    • 1646, Sir Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, III.3:
      [] in the famine of Samaria [] the fourth part of a cab of pigeon's dung was sold for five pieces of silver []

Etymology 3[edit]

Clipping of cabinet

Noun[edit]

cab (plural cabs)

  1. (video games, informal) An arcade cabinet; the unit in which a video game is housed in a gaming arcade.
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Irish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

cab m (genitive caib, nominative plural cabanna)

  1. mouth
  2. muzzle

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cab chab gcab
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Italian[edit]

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English

Noun[edit]

cab m (invariable)

  1. Hansom cab

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Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

cab

  1. rafsi of cabna.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Noun[edit]

cab m (genitive caib, plural caban)

  1. mouth
    Dùin do chab!
    Shut your mouth!

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

cab c

  1. a convertible car, one with a foldable roof; short for cabriolet

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