Definition of taximeter in English:

taximeter

Line breaks: taxi|meter
Pronunciation: /ˈtaksɪmiːtə
 
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noun

  • A device used in taxis that automatically records the distance travelled and the fare payable.
    More example sentences
    • For all journeys outside the taximeter areas, fares may be negotiated between driver and customer.
    • He highlighted that taximeters will not be changing over to the Euro until midday on January 1.
    • From Monday, January 28, Laois County Council set maximum fare structure for taxis licensed to operate in the taximeter area of Portlaoise.

Origin

late 19th century: from French taximètre, from taxe 'tariff', from the verb taxer 'to tax' + -mètre '(instrument) measuring'.

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