hackney coach


: a coach kept for hire
especially : a four-wheeled carriage drawn by two horses and having seats for six persons

Word History

First Known Use

1618, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hackney coach was in 1618

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“Hackney coach.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hackney%20coach. Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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