Definition of taximeter in English:

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taximeter

Pronunciation: /ˈtaksɪmiːtə/

noun

A device used in taxis that automatically records the distance travelled and the fare payable.
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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