What does the word hackney mean?

Usage examples for hackney

  1. Speechless with indignation, Mr. Pickwick allowed himself to be led by his solicitor and friends to the door, and there assisted into a hackney- coach, which had been fetched for the purpose, by the ever watchful Sam Weller. – Bardell v. Pickwick by Percy Fitzgerald
  2. A waiter showed me into the coffee- room, and a chambermaid introduced me to my small bedchamber, which smelt like a hackney coach and was shut up like a family vault. – The Inns and Taverns of "Pickwick" With Some Observations on their Other Associations by B.W. Matz
  3. At the door of the house stood a hackney coach with two horses, of the kind known as a Compagnie Generale, from the Company that runs them. – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac