Meaning of CAB in English


I. ˈkab, ˈkäb noun

Etymology: Hebrew qabh

Date: 1535

: an ancient Hebrew unit of capacity equal to about two quarts (2.2 liters)

II. ˈkab noun

Etymology: short for cabriolet

Date: 1826



(1) : cabriolet

(2) : a similar light closed carriage (as a hansom)

b. : a carriage for hire

2. : taxicab


[short for cabin ]

a. : the part of a locomotive that houses the engineer and operating controls

b. : a comparable shelter (as on a truck) housing operating controls

III. intransitive verb

( cabbed ; cab·bing )

Date: 1835

: to travel in a cab

cabbed back to the hotel

IV. ˈkab noun

Usage: often capitalized

Date: 1986

: cabernet sauvignon

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