Cabman vs Caban - What's the difference?

cabman | caban |


As nouns the difference between cabman and caban

is that cabman is the driver of a hackney cab while caban is (philippines) a grain measure equal to 347 cubic feet, used in the philippine islands.

cabman

English

Noun

(cabmen)
  • The driver of a hackney cab.
  • * 1897 , (Bram Stoker), (Dracula) Chapter 22
  • At length we saw a four-wheeler drive up. Out of it, in leisurely fashion, got Lord Godalming and Morris. And down from the box descended a thick-set working man with his rush-woven basket of tools. Morris paid the cabman , who touched his hat and drove away.
  • The driver of a taxi.
  • Synonyms

    * cabdriver

    caban

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (Philippines) A grain measure equal to 3.47 cubic feet, used in the Philippine Islands.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1916, author=Fedor Jagor; Tomas de Comyn; Chas. Wilkes; Rudolf Virchow., title=The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=After a good harvest the caban fetches four reales; but just before the harvest the price rises to one dollar, and often much higher. }}
  • *{{quote-book, year=1906, author=John Foreman, title=The Philippine Islands, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Eusebio Mazorca further states: [105]--"The Governor receives payment of the tribute in rice-paddy, which he credits to the native at two reales in silver per caban . }}

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