hack

Part of speech: noun

a horse kept for hire

Part of speech: noun

A drudge (?).

Part of speech: noun

A hackney coach.

Part of speech: verb

To cut at random; chop; notch.

Part of speech: verb

To emit a short, dry cough.

Part of speech: noun

A gash made by or as by a sharp instrument.

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Usage examples "hack":

  1. The mail hack stood at the post- office door, whence Mr. Golding was coming with a letter in his hand. - "Hoosier Mosaics", Maurice Thompson.
  2. " Fellow, you couldn't hire this hack for a million dollars," he said. - "Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror", Richard Linthicum Trumbull White Samuel Fallows.
  3. A groom cleaning Sir John's hack at the stables let him go loose, whereby he kicked himself lame in five minutes; but he ran out and gave chase to Tom. - "Journeys Through Bookland V2", Charles H. Sylvester.