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wa′ter tax′i(n.)

  1. a motorboat that transports passengers, as between waterfront resorts or communities, for a fare.

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  1. water taxi(Noun)

    A small boat that can transport small groups of passengers for a fee


  1. Water taxi

    A water taxi or water bus, also known as a commuter boat, is a watercraft used to provide public transport, usually but not always in an urban environment. Service may be scheduled with multiple stops, operating in a similar manner to a bus, or on demand to many locations, operating in a similar manner to a taxi. A boat service shuttling between two points would normally be described as a ferry rather than a water bus or taxi. The term water taxi is usually confined to a boat operating on demand, and water bus to a boat operating on a schedule. In North American usage, the terms are roughly synonymous.


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