HACK, v.t.

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, n. A notch; a cut.

HACK, n. 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, a. Hired.

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

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