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"Tokyo homeless people reiterate the whole nature of living in Tokyo in cardboard boxes, they're only slightly smaller than Tokyo apartments, and they have almost as many consumer goods. It's a nightmare of boxes within boxes."
- William Gibson

Helicab  
  A taxi cab that flies using helicopter rotors.  

As far as I know, this is the first instance of this portmanteau word (combining helicopter and taxicab).

I'm a hack, and I'm looking for a new helicab - something in fair condition. What have you got?
From Heli-Cab Hack, by John Weston.
Published by Amazing Stories in 1950
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Compare to the Tin Cabby from James Blish's 1957 novel Cities in Flight, gyrocab from You are Forbidden! by Jerry Sheldon, and the aircab from Harry Bates' 1940 story Farewell to the Master.

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