Cab *Short for cabriolet, a light, horse-drawn carriage which replaced the heavier hackney carriage in the 19th century as the vehicle for hire of choice in Paris and London, and were the forerunners of modern taxicabs. *Short for taxicab, which replaced cabriolets at the beginning of the 20th century. Their name came from taxi(meter) + cab(riolet). *Short for cabin, the driver/operator's compartment in a truck (lorry), crane or railway locomotive. In England the tractor part of an articulated lorry is often called a "cab" or "artic cab". *Short for cab car. *The moving passenger compartment in an elevator (lift). *Short for cabochon, a gemstone cut with a flat bottom and a rounded top. *Short for cabernet sauvignon, a variety of red wine.
The acronym CAB may stand for: