Translation of hackney carriage in Spanish:

hackney carriage

coche de alquiler, n.


  • 1

    coche de alquiler masculine
  • 2formal

    taxi masculine
    coche con taxímetro masculine formal
    • Whatever a hackney carriage may be classed as, it is still a car that carries a limited number of passengers who are paying for the privilege of being chauffeured from door to door.
    • The court heard it was an offence to ply for hire without a hackney carriage licence and private hire drivers must have a pre-booking for a passenger to go to a specific destination.
    • But, if after hearing all the evidence, officers decide the driver is no threat to public safety, the hackney carriage and private hire panel will be asked to make the final decision.
    • It is an offence to use a taxi rank unless you are a licenced hackney carriage (black cab), so why do cars flout this law?
    • I would advise people to take a couple of seconds before getting into a taxi to check if it is a licensed hackney carriage or private hire vehicle.