In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(horse-drawn)coche de alquiler masculine
2formal(taxi)taxi masculinecoche 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.
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