Meaning of hackney cab in English:

hackney cab


  • A taxi.

    ‘he was seen getting into a black hackney cab’
    • ‘The next night the exact same journey in a different hackney cab cost €16.’
    • ‘He caught a hackney cab into the more fashionable part of London.’
    • ‘Their patrol car hit a hackney cab.’
    • ‘Just 11 accessible hackney cabs serve an estimated 46,000 disabled people in the district.’
    • ‘Once he was on the street, he hailed another hackney cab.’
    • ‘He ran past the long blocks of burnt and condemned warehouses, and finally found a hackney cab for hire.’
    • ‘Three-quarters of private hire taxis and 55 per cent of hackney cabs stopped for roadside checks were discovered to have faults.’
    • ‘The letter recommended the council should aim for a target of wheelchair accessibility in 50 per cent of the borough's hackney cabs.’
    • ‘He was walking back to his accommodation near the company offices when he was struck by a hackney cab.’
    • ‘The council wants to scrap limits on the number of hackney cabs being allowed to operate on the streets of Sheffield.’