hackney carriage

hackney carriage
hack|ney car|riage [ˈhækni ˌkærıdʒ] n BrE
[Date: 1700-1800; Origin: Hackney; HACKNEYED]
1.) a carriage pulled by a horse, used in the past like a taxi
2.) also hackney cab formal
a taxi

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  • hackney carriage — noun a carriage for hire • Syn: ↑hackney, ↑hackney coach • Hypernyms: ↑carriage, ↑equipage, ↑rig • Hyponyms: ↑four wheeler, ↑remise …   Useful english dictionary

  • hackney carriage — noun (C) BrE also hackney coach AmE 1 a carriage pulled by a horse, used in the past like a taxi 2 also hackney cab formal a taxi …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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  • hackney carriage — noun Brit. the official term for a taxi …   English new terms dictionary

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