hackney carriage


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Related to hackney carriage: hackney coach
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hackney carriage - a carriage for hirehackney carriage - a carriage for hire      
carriage, equipage, rig - a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses
four-wheeler - a hackney carriage with four wheels
remise - an expensive or high-class hackney
Translations

hackney carriage

n (horse-drawn) → (Pferde)droschke f; (form: = taxi) → (Kraft)droschke f (form)

hackney carriage

[ˈhæknɪˌkærɪdʒ] n (frm) → autopubblica
References in classic literature ?
He had heard of the case of an orphan muffin boy, who, having been run over by a hackney carriage, had been removed to the hospital, had undergone the amputation of his leg below the knee, and was now actually pursuing his occupation on crutches.
Crawling behind an infirm horse, a metropolitan hackney carriage drew up on wobbly wheels and with a maimed driver on the box.
e Examiner asked for a copy of his resignation letter and it can now be revealed that he had been seeking a Hackney carriage licence from Leeds City Council, which has since been granted.
NOTICE OF VARIATION RIATION RIA OF THE TABLE OF FARES THAT THA CAN BE CHARGED BY PROPRIETORS IN RESPECT OF THE HIRE OF A HACKNEY CARRIAGE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on the 29th January 2015, the Council of the Borough of Redcar and Cleveland, in accordance with section 65 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, decided to vary the table of fares that can be charged by proprietors in respect of the hire of a hackney caRRIAGE.
Magistrates heard that the council received a report claiming Mr Dunn had been seen driving a Hackney Carriage in May 2013.
In June, hackney carriage drivers staged a mass protest in central London because they claimed the Californian company was threatening their business.
TAXI drivers have asked for restrictions on what qualifies as a hackney carriage to be relaxed.
The Labour-led council said it has reviewed the current fees and extra charges for hackney carriage and private hire vehicles, drivers and operators and said it is clear it has "incorrectly levied fees for the licensing of taxis".
It is an offence to drive a hackney carriage or a private hire vehicle without the necessary hackney carriage driver's licence or a private hire driver's licence.
In practice, many local authorities operate a free market in licensing with no limit of hackney carriage licences by number, and this is the case at the moment in Coventry (where I am a licensed hackney carriage driver).
It should be clarified that the practice of returning to one's own area after dropping off is in fact Hackney carriage kerbside rule.
The report said: "There is no provision under legislation to impose conditions on a Hackney carriage driver licence.