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English definition of “hackney carriage”

hackney carriage

noun [C] uk   /ˌhæk.niˈkær.ɪdʒ/ us    /-ˈker-/
UK formal (also hackney cab) a taxiCars UK a carriage pulled by a horse that can be rented with a driver for making short journeys, used especially in the pastCarriages and carts
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