Definitions for hackneyˈhæk ni
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hackney, hackney carriage, hackney coach(noun)
a carriage for hire
a compact breed of harness horse
A London borough where once upon a time many horses were pastured.
One of several breeds of compact English horses.
(A means of transportation that is) available for public hire.
An ordinary horse.
A carriage for hire or a cab.
A horse used to ride or drive.
A breed of English horse.
To make uninteresting or trite by frequent use.
To use as a hackney.
Offered for hire.
Origin: The senses "a horse" and "(a means of transport) available for hire" derive from the fact that many horses were kept in the London borough of Hackney, and were available for hire.
a horse for riding or driving; a nag; a pony
a horse or pony kept for hire
a carriage kept for hire; a hack; a hackney coach
a hired drudge; a hireling; a prostitute
let out for hire; devoted to common use; hence, much used; trite; mean; as, hackney coaches; hackney authors
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
to carry in a hackney coach
Origin: [OE. hakeney, hakenay; cf. F. haguene a pacing horse, an ambling nag, OF. also haquene, Sp. hacanea, OSp. facanea, D. hakkenei, also OF. haque horse, Sp. haca, OSp. faca; perh. akin to E. hack to cut, and nag, and orig. meaning, a jolting horse. Cf. Hack a horse, Nag.]
Hackney was a parish in the historic county of Middlesex. The parish church of St John-at-Hackney was built in 1789, replacing the nearby former 16th century parish church dedicated to St Augustine. The original tower of that church was retained to hold the bells until the new church could be strengthened; the bells were finally removed to the new St John's in 1854. See details of other, more modern, churches within the original parish boundaries below.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
an important parish and borough of Middlesex, a suburb of London, 3 m. NE. of St. Paul's; returns three members of Parliament.
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