Definition of hackney :
1. A carriage kept for hire; a hack; a hackney coach.
2. A hired drudge; a hireling; a prostitute.
3. A horse for riding or driving; a nag; a pony.
4. A horse or pony kept for hire.
5. Let out for hire; devoted to common use; hence, much used; trite; mean; as, hackney coaches; hackney authors.
6. To carry in a hackney coach.
7. To devote to common or frequent use, as a horse or carriage; to wear out in common service; to make trite or commonplace; as, a hackneyed metaphor or quotation.
hackney carriage, hackney coach
horse (part of speech: noun)
horse, Albino, Lippizaner, Shire, Shetland pony, quarter horse, Belgian, Percheron, Spanish horse, Arabian, Appaloosa, jennet, thoroughbred, Galloway, Turk, mustang, Suffolk, Welsh pony, bronco, Clydesdale, Morgan, palomino
- A hackney coach was procured, into which the hapless victim of her own follies was carried. - "Marriage", Susan Edmonstone Ferrier.
- Until within quite recent date, for instance, there was no such thing as a stand for hackney carriages here; now it has become the fashion to take drives in fine weather. - "Holidays in Eastern France", Matilda Betham-Edwards.
- She would not give me time to cry, but got into a hackney coach and rode off to where we were to meet Harry. - "Mr. Hogarth's Will", Catherine Helen Spence.