hackney carriage - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] British 

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/ˈhækni ˌkærɪdʒ/
singularhackney carriage
pluralhackney carriages
  1. 1

    hackney carriage

    or

    hackney cab

    very formal a taxi
  2. 2
    a carriage that was used as a taxi in the past, before there were cars