Definition of hack:

part of speech: noun

A horse kept for hire; a horse kept for all kinds of work, or for ordinary use; anything or person overworked on hire; a drudge; anything much used.

part of speech: noun

An instr. for catching fish; a bend in a stream; a rack for holding fodder.

part of speech: verb

To cut or chop with repeated strokes; to mangle; to notch; to cough in a short broken manner.

part of speech: noun

a horse kept for hire

part of speech: noun

A notch or cut made by the blow of an instrument.

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