[ UK /hˈækni/ ]
[ US /ˈhækni/ ]
  1. a carriage for hire
  2. a compact breed of harness horse
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How To Use hackney In A Sentence

  • With 38% of the population of Hackney surviving on benefits, few homes are equipped with flatscreen TVs. Top Boy gets a mixed reception from Hackney residents
  • But he insists on painting a picture with the same old hackneyed images and rancid cliches about salt-of-the-earth heartlanders and morally vacant or cowardly coastal cosmopolitans.
  • There was a panic in Dhurrumtolla; a "ticca-gharry" -- the shabby oblong box on wheels, dignified in municipal regulations as a hackney carriage -- was running away. Hilda A Story of Calcutta
  • Taxi licensing is dealt with by local authorities and Ribble Valley Council currently has 26 operators, 66 private hire vehicles, 49 hackney cabs and 81 drivers on its books.
  • It's a trite and hackneyed old platitude - but sometimes, you do just have to stop and look at what's around you.
  • But the key to stock market glory isn't contained in some hackneyed phrase.
  • Sketching the plot of the film calls to mind any number of archetypal/hackneyed tales of fraternal rivalry, flight from danger, coming of age, and so on.
  • The mind tires with the second or third hackneyed phrase. The Times Literary Supplement
  • A hackney carriage plate allows drivers to pick up passengers who flag them down in the street or from ranks in the city.
  • It should have come to London but the Hackney Empire has delayed its opening until January at the earliest, by which time Hall's travelling players will have moved on.
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