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Definition of "hackney-coach" []

  • Same as hackney, 3. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "hackney-coach" in a sentence
  • "At length, after a thousand insults, she was put into a hackney-coach, with the crier of the revolutionary court, and taken to the Conciergerie, where she passed the night."
  • "She desired to go, also, in a chair: but he hurried her by quick surprize into a hackney-coach, which, he said, would be more speedy, and bidding the man drive to Pall"
  • "They then set out, Mr Simkins feeling proud and happy in being allowed to attend her, while Cecilia, glad of any protection, accepted his offer of continuing with her, even after she met with an hackney-coach."