Definition of Hackney

1. Noun. A carriage for hire.

Exact synonyms: Hackney Carriage, Hackney Coach
Generic synonyms: Carriage, Equipage, Rig
Specialized synonyms: Four-wheeler, Remise



2. Noun. A compact breed of harness horse.
Generic synonyms: Harness Horse

Definition of Hackney

1. n. A horse for riding or driving; a nag; a pony.

2. a. Let out for hire; devoted to common use; hence, much used; trite; mean; as, hackney coaches; hackney authors.

3. v. t. 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.

Definition of Hackney

1. Proper noun. A London borough where once upon a time many horses were pastured. ¹

2. Proper noun. One of several breeds of compact English horses. ¹

3. Proper noun. (surname A=An English habitational from=Old English) ¹

4. Proper noun. (context: in compounds) (A means of transportation that is) available for public hire. ¹

5. Noun. (archaic) An ordinary horse. ¹

6. Noun. A carriage for hire or a cab. ¹

7. Noun. A horse used to ride or drive. ¹

8. Noun. A breed of English horse. ¹

9. Adjective. (not comparable) Offered for hire. ¹

10. Verb. To make uninteresting or trite by frequent use. ¹

11. Verb. To use as a hackney. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hackney

1. to make common [v -NEYED, -NEYING, -NEYS] - See also: common

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hackney

hackleback
hackled
hackler
hacklers
hackles
hacklet
hacklets
hacklier
hackliest
hackling
hackly
hackman
hackmatack
hackmatacks
hackmen
hackney (current term)
hackney cab
hackney cabs
hackney carriage
hackney coach
hackneyed
hackneying
hackneyman
hackneymen
hackneys
hackproof
hacks
hacks it
hacksaw
hacksawed

Literary usage of Hackney

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1. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1908)
"The good qualities of the hackney have attracted world-wide attention, and, ... In America, the hackney is bred in the largest numbers east of the ..."

2. Cavendish by Christa Jungnickel, Russell McCormmach (1996)
"éducation of Henry Cavendish hackney Academy Henry Cavendish no doubt ... With an enrollment of about one hundred, hackney Academy was the largest of these ..."

3. The Law Reports by James Redfoord Bulwer (1872)
"S. 42 enacts that, " if the driver of any hackney carriage shall refuse to go with any person desirous of hiring his carriage for the legal and proper fare ..."

4. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"An eighth branch is the duty arising from licenses to hackney-coaches and chairs in ... In 1654 two hundred hackney- coaches were allowed within London, ..."

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