Definition of hackney carriage noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


hackney carriage

BrE BrE//ˈhækni kærɪdʒ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhækni kærɪdʒ//
(also hackney cab) (British English)
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a word used in official language for a taxi. In the past hackney carriages were carriages pulled by horses that were used as taxis.