hackney coach
noun Date: 1619 a coach kept for hire; especially a four-wheeled carriage drawn by two horses and having seats for six persons

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

  • hackney coach — hack′ney coach n. 1) trs hackney 1) 2) trs a four wheeled carriage having six seats and drawn by two horses • Etymology: 1615–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • hackney coach — 1. hackney (def. 1). 2. a four wheeled carriage having six seats and drawn by two horses. [1615 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • hackney-coach — n. Hackney …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • hackney-coach — /ˈhækni koʊtʃ/ (say haknee kohch) noun a four wheeled carriage, drawn by two horses, having six seats and kept for hire …   Australian English dictionary

  • hackney-coach — …   Useful english dictionary

  • hackney cab — hackney cab, hackney carriage or hackney coach noun 1. Formerly, any horse drawn vehicle serving as a taxi 2. (only hackney carriage) the official term used to describe a usu black London style taxi • • • Main Entry: ↑hackney …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hackney [2] — Hackney (Hackney coach [spr. Hakkni Kohtsch], vom englischen hackney, d.i. zur Miethe dienend), englische Miethkutsche, Fiacre …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Hackney — Hack ney ( n[y^]), n.; pl. {Hackneys} ( n[i^]z). [OE. hakeney, hakenay; cf. F. haguen[ e]e a pacing horse, an ambling nag, OF. also haquen[ e]e, Sp. hacanea, OSp. facanea, D. hakkenei, also OF. haque horse, Sp. haca, OSp. faca; perh. akin to E.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hackney — Hack ney, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hackneyed} ( n[i^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hackneying}.] 1. To devote to common or frequent use, as a horse or carriage; to wear out in common service; to make trite or commonplace; as, a hackneyed metaphor or quotation …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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