- (v. i.) To toss up the head frequently, as a horse to avoid the restraint of the bridle.
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Definitions of: HACK
- (a.) Hackneyed; hired; mercenary.
- (n.) A frame or grating of various kinds; as, a frame for drying bricks, fish, or cheese; a rack for feeding cattle; a grating in a mill race, etc.
- (n.) Unburned brick or tile, stacked up for drying.
- (n.) A notch; a cut.
- (n.) An implement for cutting a notch; a large pick used in breaking stone.
- (n.) A hacking; a catch in speaking; a short, broken cough.
- (n.) A kick on the shins.
- (n.) A horse, hackneyed or let out for common hire; also, a horse used in all kinds of work, or a saddle horse, as distinguished from hunting and carriage horses.
- (n.) A coach or carriage let for hire; particularly, a a coach with two seats inside facing each other; a hackney coach.
- (n.) A bookmaker who hires himself out for any sort of literary work; an overworked man; a drudge.
- (n.) A procuress.
- (v. i.) To cough faintly and frequently, or in a short, broken manner; as, a hacking cough.
- (v. i.) To be exposed or offered or to common use for hire; to turn prostitute.
- (v. i.) To live the life of a drudge or hack.
- (v. t.) To cut irregulary, without skill or definite purpose; to notch; to mangle by repeated strokes of a cutting instrument; as, to hack a post.
- (v. t.) Fig.: To mangle in speaking.
- (v. t.) To use as a hack; to let out for hire.
- (v. t.) To use frequently and indiscriminately, so as to render trite and commonplace.