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[hak-uh n-sak] /ˈhæk ənˌsæk/
a city in NE New Jersey, near New York City. Unabridged
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city, seat (1713) of Bergen county, northeastern New Jersey, U.S., on the Hackensack River, just west of the Hudson River and Manhattan Island, New York City. Originally settled by the Dutch in the 1640s, who called it New Barbadoes, it was taken by the English in 1688 but retained its Dutch imprint. In 1921 it was renamed Hackensack, supposedly derived from the Ackinchesacky, or Ackenack, one of the Delaware Indian peoples. During the American Revolution its village green became a camping ground for both British and American troops at various times. Boatbuilding, pottery, and brickmaking were early industries.

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