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a taxicab that is licensed only to pick up passengers on call by telephone, but that often illegally seeks passengers on the street.

noun phrase

A taxicab operating without a taxi license or medallion, or with only a livery license that does not entitle it to pick up passengers on the street: the advent of the latest taxi competitor: the gypsy cab (1970s+)


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