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cab

1
1. a taxi
2. the enclosed compartment of a lorry, locomotive, crane, etc., from which it is driven or operated
3. (formerly) a light horse-drawn vehicle used for public hire

cab

2, kab
an ancient Hebrew measure equal to about 2.3 litres (4 pints)

cab

[kab]
(engineering)
In a locomotive, truck, tractor, or hoisting apparatus, a compartment for the operator.

CAB.

On drawings, abbr. for cabinet.

cement-asbestos board

A dense, rigid, non-combustible board containing a high proportion of asbestos fibers which are bonded with portland cement; highly resistant to weathering; also called asbestos-cement board.
References in classic literature ?
Plainly it was, now or never, the high tide of his affairs; and he drew the door as close as he durst, slipped a pebble in the chink, and made off downhill to find a cab.
On observing the cab I should have instantly turned and walked in the other direction.
Go again; and don't come back until you have found a cab.
But when they came to the Strand no cabs were to be seen, and Denham broke the silence by saying:
He asked, at the cab window, to what part of Glasgow he should tell the driver to go.
The servant entered the room, and announced that the cab was at the door.
Sherlock Holmes was never at fault, however, and he muttered the names as the cab rattled through squares and in and out by tortuous by-streets.
They released each other and presently the cab was rolling along at a jog-trot to the docks with those two people as far apart as they could get from each other, in opposite corners.
In less than a minute he was back in the cab with the ring.
An hour ago, he was seen to leave his house at Lambeth, in a cab, accompanied by two men, who were recognised by my men as police officers in plain clothes.
I can't take you, sir, if you're not going towards Tottenham Court Road," said the driver civilly, when I opened the cab door.
That was the time when her daughter Winnie could not help passing a remark to Mr Verloc that "mother has been spending half-crowns and five shillings almost every day this last week in cab fares.