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hackney coach

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noun
  1. hackney(def 1).
  2. a four-wheeled carriage having six seats and drawn by two horses.

Origin of hackney coach

First recorded in 1615–25
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Historical Examples

  • A hackney-coach was called, and the father and daughter departed in it.

    A Tale of Two Cities

    Charles Dickens

  • "Sheriff's officer in a hackney-coach down-stairs," the man responded.

    In Direst Peril

    David Christie Murray

  • Alexander threw himself into a hackney-coach and trundled after him.

  • I then threw myself into the first hackney-coach, and drove home.

  • Did I intend to follow him to his house, some thirty miles distant, in a hackney-coach?

    The Quadroon

    Mayne Reid