Definition of Hackney carriage

1. Noun. A carriage for hire.

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



Definition of Hackney carriage

1. Noun. (British) The official name for a traditional "London"-style taxi; a black cab. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hackney Carriage

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

Literary usage of Hackney carriage

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1. The Law Reports by James Redfoord Bulwer (1872)
"S. 42 enacts that, " if the driver of any hackney carriage shall refuse to go with ... S. 22 imposes on the owner of a hackney carriage kept or used without ..."

2. The Jurist by Great Britain Courts (1854)
"It shall be lawful for the driver of any hackney carriage within the limits of ... Whenever more than two persons shall be conveyed by any hackney carriage ..."

3. Reports of Cases in Criminal Law Argued and Determined in All the Courts in by Edward William Cox (1907)
"45 of the Town Police Clauses Act, 1847, in permitting such carriage to be used as a hackney carriage 7^. c. 99, plying for hire within the borough of ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, Sandford Nevile, Court of Exchequer Chamber, Court of King's Bench, Erskine Perry, Great Britain (1839)
"And be it enacted, that it shall be lawful for the proprietor or driver of any hackney carriage, which shall be licensed under the authority of this act, ..."

5. The Statutes of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland [1807-1868/69] by Great Britain, George Kettilby Rickards (1850)
"Number of Persons to be carried in a hackney carriage to be painted thereon. Penalty for Neglect or for Refusal to carry the prescribed Number. ..."

6. The Judicial Dictionary, of Words and Phrases Judicially Interpreted, to by Frederick Stroud (1903)
"hackney carriage. — " I think that a hackney carriage is a Carriage exposed for HIRE to the public, whether standing in the public street, or exposed for ..."

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