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calash (chaise)

Definition:

the folding hood of a horse-drawn carriage

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

calashes

Part of:

chaise

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

calash top | caleche | calèche [French]

Etymology:

French calèche, from German Kalesche, from Czech kolesa, from plural of kolo,...
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of calash...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Barouche | calash | barouchet | barouchette

a fashionable type of horse-drawn carriage in the 19th century. Developed from the calash of the 18th century, it was a four-wheeled, shallow vehicle with two double seats inside, arranged vis-à-vis, so that the sitters on the front seat faced those... (41 of 475 words, 4 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Barouche

Britannica Encyclopedia:

calash [carriage] | barouche | calèche [synonym]

any of various open carriages, with facing passenger seats and an elevated coachman's seat joined to the front of the shallow body, which somewhat ... (24 of 95 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/88803​/calash

New World Dictionary:

calash | caleche

a light, low-wheeled carriage, usually with a folding top | such a folding top | a folding hood or bonnet worn by women in the 18th century (25 of 47 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/calash

Collins Dictionary:

calash | calèche

a horse-drawn carriage with low wheels and a folding top | the folding top of such a carriage | a woman's folding hooped hood worn in the 18th century (27 of 274 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/calash

Random House Dictionary:

calash | calèche [sense-specific]

a light vehicle pulled by one or two horses, seating two to four ... | a folding top of a carriage. | calèche (definition 1) | a bonnet that folds ... (27 of 69 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/calash

American Heritage Dictionary:

calash | calèche [sense-specific]

A light carriage with two or four low wheels and a collapsible top. | A top for this or a similar carriage. | A woman's folding bonnet of the late ... (28 of 60 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/calash

Merriam-Webster:

calash | calèche [synonym, sense-specific]

a light small-wheeled 4-passenger carriage with a folding top ; "calèche" [sense-specific] | a large hood worn by women in the 18th century (22 of 55 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/calash

Oxford Dictionary:

caleche [historical] | calash

a light low-wheeled carriage with a removable folding hood. | a woman's hooped silk hood. (14 of 49 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/caleche

Wiktionary:

calash | calashes [plural] | calèche

A sort of light 'convertible' carriage with a folding hood. (10 of 14 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/calash

Macmillan British Dictionary:

chaise [countable] | chaises [plural]

in the past, a type of carriage with two wheels, pulled by a horse | [United States] a chaise longue (19 of 42 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/chaise

Cambridge Dictionary:

hood [entry 1]

part of a piece of clothing which can be pulled up to cover the top and back of the head | a bag which is put over someone's head so that they cannot ... (32 of 59 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/hood 1

bonnet [entry 2, British] | hood

([United States] "hood") the metal cover over the part of a car where the engine is (16 of 35 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/bonnet 2

hood [entry 2]

a part which covers or shelters a piece of equipment (10 of 25 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/hood 2

hood [entry 4, United States, slang] | 'hood

a poor neighbourhood (3 of 31 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/hood 4

Encarta Dictionary:

calèche | calèches [plural]

a light horse-drawn carriage that has low wheels and a folding hood | a carriage with two wheels that is drawn by one horse, used especially in Quebec ... (27 of 79 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 561531668​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

calash

Origin: French calèche, from German Kalesche, from Czech kolesa, from plural of kolo, koles-, wheel, from Old Church ... (17 of 25 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/calash

Merriam-Webster:

calash

First use: 1679

Origin: French calèche, from German Kalesche, from Czech kolesa wheels, carriage; akin to Greek kyklos wheel

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/calash

New World Dictionary:

calash

Origin: French calèche from German kalesche from Czech kolésa, probably from kolo, a "wheel"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/calash

Collins Dictionary:

calash | calèche

First use: 17th century

Origin: from French calèche, from German Kalesche, from Czech kolesa wheels

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/calash

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

calash | calèche

Audio: British English pronunciation of "calash"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/calash

the Free Dictionary:

calash

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "calash"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "calash"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "calash" by speech synthesizer

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

calash

Audio: North American pronunciation of "calash"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=calash​01 word=calash

YourDictionary Audio:

calash

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "calash" by speech synthesizer

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