- n. 驾驶室；出租汽车；出租马车
- vi. 乘出租马车（或汽车）
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cab 出租汽车 “开吧！出租汽车”
来自拉丁词caper, 山羊，词源同caprice, cabriolet. 原指一种颠簸的马车，犹如蹦跳的山羊。
- cab:  Cab is short for cabriolet, a term, borrowed from French, for a light horse-drawn carriage. It comes, via the French verb cabrioler, from Italian capriolare ‘jump in the air’, a derivative of capriolo ‘roebuck’, from Latin capreolus, a diminutive form of caper ‘goat’ (source of English caper ‘leap’ and Capricorn). The reason for its application to the carriage was that the vehicle’s suspension was so springy that it appeared to jump up and down as it went along. From the same source comes the cabriole leg ‘curved furniture leg’ , from its resemblance to the front leg of a capering animal.
=> cabriole, cabriolet, caper, capricorn
- cab (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" (cognates: 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.
- 1. The cab pulled up and the driver jumped out.
- 2. A Luton van has additional load space over the driver's cab.
- 3. I rode to Lily's in a cab.
- 4. The cab was decked out with multi-coloured lights.
- 5. He climbed down from the cab.
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