Definitions

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  • n. A man who hires out horses and carriages.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A man who lets horses and carriages for hire.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A man who lets horses and carriages for hire.

Etymologies

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hackney +‎ -man

Examples

  • Mrs. Pringle had been told that, in such disputes, the best way of getting redress was to take the number of the coach; but, in trying to do so, we found it fastened on, and I thought the hackneyman would have gone by himself with laughter.

    The Ayrshire Legatees, or, the Pringle family

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