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n. pl. hack·neys
1. often Hackney A horse of a breed developed in England, having a gait characterized by pronounced flexion of the knee.
2. A trotting horse suited for routine riding or driving; a hack.
3. A coach or carriage for hire.
tr.v. hack·neyed, hack·ney·ing, hack·neys
1. To cause to become banal and trite through overuse.
2. To hire out; let.
1. Banal; trite.
2. Having been hired.
[Middle English hakenei, probably after Hakenei, Hackney, a borough of London, England, where such horses were raised.]
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1. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a compact breed of harness horse with a high-stepping trot
2. (Automotive Engineering)
a. a coach or carriage that is for hire
b. (as modifier): a hackney carriage.
3. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a popular term for hack21
(tr; usually passive) to make commonplace and banal by too frequent use
[C14: probably after Hackney, where horses were formerly raised; sense 4 meaning derives from the allusion to a weakened hired horse]
(Placename) a borough of NE Greater London: formed in 1965 from the former boroughs of Shoreditch, Stoke Newington, and Hackney; nearby are Hackney Marshes, the largest recreation ground in London. Pop: 208 400 (2003 est). Area: 19 sq km (8 sq miles)
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n., pl. -neys,
adj., v. n.
1. a carriage for hire; cab.
2. a horse used for ordinary riding or driving.
3. (cap.) one of an English breed of horses having a high-stepping gait.adj.
4. let out, employed, or done for hire.v.t.
5. to make trite, common, or stale by frequent use.
6. to use as a hackney.
[1300–50; Middle English hakeney]
a borough of Greater London. 187,400.
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Past participle: hackneyed
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|Noun||1.||hackney - a carriage for hire |
four-wheeler - a hackney carriage with four wheels
remise - an expensive or high-class hackney
|2.||hackney - a compact breed of harness horse|
harness horse - horse used for pulling vehicles
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hackney(ˈhӕkni) : hackney carriage/cab noun
a taxi. huurvoertuig عَرَبَة أُجْرَه такси táxi drožka, taxi der Mietswagen taxi ταξί coche de alquiler takso تاکسی یا کالسکه کرایه taksi voiture de louage, taxiמונית सवारी गाड़ी fijaker, taksi bérkocsi taksi leigubíll/-vagn carrozza da nolo, taxi タクシー 택시 taksi īrēti rati/taksometrs kenderaan taxidrosje, taxitaksówka پدكريې اّس، يابو، دكريي ګاډۍ carro de aluguer maşină de închiriat; taxi такси drožka; taxi fijakar, taksi fijaker taxidroska, -bil รถแท็กซี่ taksi 計程車 найманий екіпаж, таксі ٹیکسی xe tắc-xi 出租汽车
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