Definition of hackney carriage in English:
The official term for a taxi.
- 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.
Definition of hackney carriage in:
- US English dictionary
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