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The term hacking has a number of meanings, not always very well-defined.
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- Hacking means to attack something with a blade in an imprecise manner - "hacking down the tall grass with a machete".
- In connection with computers and computer software, see hack and hacker.
- For unauthorized computer access, see Cracker (computing).
- Hacking also means to ride a horse cross-country
- Hacking is British slang for driving fast - " I was hacking up the M1..."
- Hacking is the act of a person coughing up phlegm
- Hacking is the modification of a structure for the purpose of entertainment, see Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- In reference to a taxicab driver (because a taxicab can be called a hack, a shortened form of hackney carriage).