Definition of hackney carriage in English:

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hackney carriage

noun

British
A taxicab.
Example sentences
  • It is an offence to use a taxi rank unless you are a licenced hackney carriage (black cab), so why do cars flout this law?
  • I would advise people to take a couple of seconds before getting into a taxi to check if it is a licensed hackney carriage or private hire vehicle.
  • Whatever a hackney carriage may be classed as, it is still a car that carries a limited number of passengers who are paying for the privilege of being chauffeured from door to door.

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Syllabification: hack·ney car·riage

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