hackney cab


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
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Main Entry:hackney

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  • hackney carriage — UK [ˈhæknɪ ˌkærɪdʒ] / US [ˈhæknɪ ˌkerɪdʒ] noun [countable] Word forms hackney carriage : singular hackney carriage plural hackney carriages British 1) hackney carriage or hackney cab very formal a taxi 2) a carriage that was used as a taxi in the …   English dictionary

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