Meaning of CAB in English
cab /kæb/ BrE AmE noun [countable]
[ Date: 1800-1900 ; Origin: cabriolet ]
1 . a taxi:
New York’s yellow cabs
take/get a cab
I took a cab to the airport.
call (somebody) a cab (=telephone for a taxi)
Ralph tried to hail a cab (=wave to get a cab to stop for you) .
2 . the part of a bus, train, or truck in which the driver sits
3 . a carriage pulled by horses that was used like a taxi in the past
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▪ take/get/catch a cab (=travel by cab)
Why don't we take a cab to the theater?
▪ call/order (somebody) a cab (=telephone for one to come)
Here's the phone number if you want to call a cab.
▪ phone for a cab British English (=call a cab)
There's no need to give me a lift. I'll phone for a cab.
▪ get into/out of a cab
I just saw Fiona getting into a cab.
▪ hail a cab written (=wave to make a cab stop for you)
Martin put his hand out and hailed a cab.
■ cab + NOUN
▪ a cab driver
Many cab drivers fear being robbed.
▪ a cab fare (=the money you pay to travel in a cab)
My Dad gave me the money for my cab fare.
▪ a cab ride (=trip in a cab)
It's only a short cab ride to Georgetown.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012