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.]