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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Hack


HACK, verb transitive

1. To cut irregularly and into small pieces; to notch; to mangle by repeated strokes of a cutting instrument.

2. To speak with stops or catches; to speak with hesitation.

HACK, noun A notch; a cut.

HACK, noun A horse kept for hire; a horse much used in draught, or in hard service; any thing exposed to hire, or used in common. [from hackney.]

1. A coach or other carriage kept for hire. [from hackney.]

2. Hesitating or faltering speech.

3. A rack for feeding cattle.

HACK, adjective Hired.

HACK, verb intransitive To be exposed or offered to common use for hire; to turn prostitute.

1. To make an effort to raise phlegm. [See Hawk.]