Pronunciation: (hak'nē),[key] —n., pl.-neys, —adj., v.
—n. 1. Also called hackney coach. a carriage or coach for hire; cab.
2. a trotting horse used for drawing a light carriage or the like.
3. a horse used for ordinary riding or driving.
4. (cap.) one of an English breed of horses having a high-stepping gait.
—adj. let out, employed, or done for hire.
—v.t. 1. to make trite, common, or stale by frequent use.
2. to use as a hackney.
Pronunciation: (hak'nē),[key] —n. a borough of Greater London, England. 206,200.