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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)
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cab

[kab]
(engineering)
In a locomotive, truck, tractor, or hoisting apparatus, a compartment for the operator.
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
The smell of the cab was still faintly present to his senses, and a certain leaden chill about his feet, all else had disappeared in one vast oppression of calamity and physical faintness.
It was his first impulse to drop into the bottom of the cab; his next, to cover his face with his hands.
And for a time the walls of St Stephen's, with its towers and pinnacles, contemplated in immobility and silence a cab that jingled.
Run after a cab!" Her mother, frightened and helpless in the depths of the conveyance, entreated: "Oh, don't let him, Winnie.
Go again; and don't come back until you have found a cab.
[Her daughter repudiates her with an angry shrug and retires haughtily.] We should be so grateful to you, sir, if you found us a cab. [The note taker produces a whistle].
Not a soul did I meet all the way down, though a cab or two went past me.
"You didn't happen to see or hear a cab after that?"
"If you wish to remain under my charge," Julian proceeded, "you will accompany me at once to the cab. In that case I will undertake to give you an opportunity of telling your story to my own lawyer.
He left the servant to help her into the cab. The man respectfully addressed him as he took his seat opposite to Grace.
For a moment they kept perfectly still in that cab rolling on at a steady jog-trot through a narrow city street full of bustle.
I understand that he did collapse to a certain extent in his corner of the cab. The unexpected had crumpled him up.