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 for cab
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  taxicab \tax"i*cab\, n.
     an automobile with a professional driver which can be hired
     to carry passengers; -- also called a taxi, and informally
     called a cab or a hack. The driver of a taxicab is
     referred to as a cab driver or cabbie, and sometimes as a
     chauffeur or hackie.
  
     Note: Taxicabs may be engaged by a prior appointment made,
           e.g. by telephone, or they may cruise for passengers,
           i.e. they may drive in city streets and stop to pick up
           pasengers when they are signalled by a prospective
           passenger. The act of signalling a taxicab (usually by
           a wave of the arm) is often called
  
     to hail a cab or
  
     to flag down a cab.
        [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cab \Cab\ (k[a^]b), n. [Abbrev. fr. cabriolet.]
     1. A kind of close carriage with two or four wheels, usually
        a public vehicle. "A cab came clattering up." --Thackeray.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: A cab may have two seats at right angles to the
           driver's seat, and a door behind; or one seat parallel
           to the driver's, with the entrance from the side or
           front.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     Hansom cab. See Hansom.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The covered part of a locomotive, in which the engineer
        has his station. --Knight.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cab \Cab\ (k[a^]b), n. [Heb. qab, fr. q[=a]bab to hollow.]
     A Hebrew dry measure, containing a little over two (2.37)
     pints. --W. H. Ward. --2 Kings vi. 25.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cab
      n 1: a compartment at the front of a motor vehicle or locomotive
           where driver sits
      2: small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; with two seats and a
         folding hood [syn: cab, cabriolet]
      3: a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers
         where they want to go in exchange for money [syn: cab,
         hack, taxi, taxicab]
      v 1: ride in a taxicab [syn: taxi, cab]

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Cab
     hollow (R.V., "kab"), occurs only in 2 Kings 6:25; a dry
     measure, the sixth part of a seah, and the eighteenth part of an
     ephah, equal to about two English quarts.
     

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