Full record for gyro-cab n.

Definition a flying taxi
OED requirements any evidence 1947
Earliest cite Jerry Shelton, 'You are forbidden!'
Comment Fred Galvin submitted a 1947 cite from Jerry Shelton's "You Are Forbidden!".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1951 cite from "Hostess" by Isaac Asimov

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Citations for gyro-cab n.

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1947 J. Shelton You Are Forbidden! in Thrilling Wonder Stories June 94/1 The sudden whine of the vanes of the gyrocab as it began to drop toward the landing-stage snapped him back to the present, and its new problems. He gradually pulled himself together as he saw Grand Terminus swell and expand in size beneath him. He felt the landing gear bump. He climbed out, paid the cabbie and walked to the information desk presenting his reservation for transport.
1951 I. Asimov Hostess in Galaxy Sci. Fiction May 107/2 She came upon them getting out of a gyro-cab just as she emerged from the tubes on to street level. The gyro-cabbie, wide-eyed, gazed after his fares for a moment, then hovered upward and away.