For the purpose of this chapter the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   "TAXICAB." Any motor vehicle seating fewer than ten passengers and operated upon any street or highway on call or demand, accepting or soliciting passengers indiscriminately for hire between such points along the streets or highways as may be directed by the passenger or passengers being transported. "TAXICAB" shall not include motor vehicles or motor carriers as defined in G.S. § 62-3.
('70 Code, Ch. I, Art. I § l)