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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hack·ney /ˈhækni/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hack·ney n.; pl. Hackneys
 1. A horse for riding or driving; a nag; a pony.
 2. A horse or pony kept for hire.
 3. A carriage kept for hire; a hack; a hackney coach.
 4. A hired drudge; a hireling; a prostitute.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hack·ney, a. Let out for hire; devoted to common use; hence, much used; trite; mean; as, hackney coaches; hackney authors. Hackney tongue.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hack·ney, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hackneyed p. pr. & vb. n. Hackneying.]
 1. 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.
 Had I so lavish of my presence been,
 So common-hackneyed in the eyes of men.   --Shak.
 2. To carry in a hackney coach.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a carriage for hire [syn: hackney carriage, hackney coach]
      2: a compact breed of harness horse