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hackney carriage

noun [C] uk   /ˌhæk.niˈkær.ɪdʒ/ us    /-ˈker-/
UK formal ( also hackney cab) a taxi UK a carriage pulled by a horse that can be rented with a driver for making short journeys, used especially in the past
Translations of “hackney carriage”
in Chinese (Traditional) 出租汽車, (尤指舊時的)出租馬車…
in Chinese (Simplified) 出租汽车, (尤指旧时的)出租马车…
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