kab


kab

noun

  1. cab2.

noun

  1. an ancient Hebrew measure equal to about two quarts.

noun

  1. a variant spelling of cab 2

abbreviation for

  1. (in Britain) Citizens’ Advice Bureau
  2. (in the US) Civil Aeronautics Board

noun

    1. a taxi
    2. (as modifier)a cab rank
  1. the enclosed compartment of a lorry, locomotive, crane, etc, from which it is driven or operated
  2. (formerly) a light horse-drawn vehicle used for public hire
  3. first cab off the rank Australian informal the first person, etc, to do or take advantage of something

noun

  1. an ancient Hebrew measure equal to about 2.3 litres (4 pints)
n.

1826, “light, horse-drawn carriage,” shortening of cabriolet (1763), from French cabriolet (18c.), diminutive of cabrioler “leap, caper” (16c./17c.), from Italian capriolare “jump in the air,” from capriola, properly “the leap of a kid,” from Latin capreolus “wild goat, roebuck,” from PIE *kap-ro- “he-goat, buck” (cf. Old Irish gabor, Welsh gafr, Old English hæfr, Old Norse hafr “he-goat”). The carriages had springy suspensions.

Extended to hansoms and other types of carriages, then extended to similar-looking parts of locomotives (1851). Applied especially to public horse carriages, then to automobiles-for-hire (1899) when these began to replace them.

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