hackney carriage

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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.
The row centred around the fact that private hire cars were not exempt from fines, while hackney carriages were.
The Department for Transport's advice in cases such as this is to allow hackney carriages in bus lanes where possible but that private hire vehicles should be excluded, and this is why they were initially excluded from these proposals.
Councillors are being asked to reconsider the proposal which forms part of a new draft policy for hackney carriages and private hire vehicles.
Formal complaints about hackney carriages refusing to pick up passengers who would have paid a smaller fare spiked last autumn.
Some think the 'gates', which restrict some town centre roads to buses and hackney carriages, are a good idea.
Because they operate on a meter system that makes them hackney carriages, but if they have to be prebooked and cannot be hailed, that means they are private hire.
The car he drove carried a Hambleton District Council Hackney Carriage plate, but checks by Stockton Council enforcement officers found he had never been licensed by Hambleton District Council to drive Hackney Carriages or Private Hire vehicles.
Hackney carriages have the best of bothworlds but don''t utilise their cross boundary private hire capabilities to their best advantage, if at all.
There are currently 968 drivers licensed to drive hackney carriages (traditional taxis which can be hailed in the street) in Coventry.
Electric hackney carriages appeared before the introduction of the internal combustion engine to vehicles for hire in 1901.