cab

Category: Transportation | Type: Glossary Word | Title: Great Expectations (in Context) | Author: Charles Dickens | Ch: Chapter XXXIV

Cab, which is short for cabriolet, is a sporty two-wheeled chaise "drawn by one horse, having a large hood of wood or leather, and an ample apron to cover the lap and legs of the occupant. Contracted by 1830 to cab, and in later times applied to any vehicle known by that name" (OED).

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