AskDefine | Define hackney

Dictionary Definition



1 a carriage for hire [syn: hackney carriage, hackney coach]
2 a compact breed of harness horse

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see Hackney



Probably from Hackney, formerly a town, now a borough of London, or from Old French haquenée, meaning an ambling mare for ladies, Latinized in England to hakeneius


  1. A carriage for hire or a cab.
  2. A horse used to ride or drive.
  3. A breed of English horse.


  1. Offered for hire.


  1. To make uninteresting or trite by frequent use.
  2. To use as a hackney.

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hackney in Breton: Hackney
hackney in German: Hackney
hackney in Dutch: Hackney
hackney in Swedish: Hackney
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