- hackney(def 1).
- 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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Examples from the Web for hackney coach
A hackney-coach was called, and the father and daughter departed in it.A Tale of Two Cities
"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.A Hungarian Nabob
I then threw myself into the first hackney-coach, and drove home.Japhet in Search of a Father
Did I intend to follow him to his house, some thirty miles distant, in a hackney-coach?The Quadroon