Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

2017 Word of the Year

calèche

[French ka-lesh; English kuh-lesh] /French kaˈlɛʃ; English kəˈlɛʃ/
noun, plural calèches
[French kalesh; English kuh-lesh-iz] /French ˈkalɛʃ; English kəˈlɛʃ ɪz/ (Show IPA)
1.
Also, calash. (especially in Quebec, Canada) a type of calash pulled by a single horse, seating two passengers and having two wheels and a folding top.
2.
calash (def 1).
Origin of calèche
1660-1670
From French, dating back to 1660-70; See origin at calash
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for caleche
Historical Examples
  • But, pray, don't mind your luggage, for my caleche is loaded.

    The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete Charles James Lever (1806-1872)
  • Well, then, as I am going thither, perhaps you will accept of a seat in my caleche?

    The Daltons, Volume I (of II) Charles James Lever
  • Behind the caleche galloped the suite and a convoy of Croats.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • Almost at the head of the line she could see the raised hood of Prince Andrew's caleche.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • A small black and white spaniel followed the caleche, yapping.

    Letters from America Rupert Brooke
  • If, when she drove by in her caleche, some stranger had asked, "Who is she?"

    A Start in Life Honore de Balzac
  • As the Canon of Toledo returned to the caleche, he had spoken a word to the post-boy.

    Eve and David Honore de Balzac
  • I will drive along this avenue in a caleche with a chasseur behind me!

  • Father told me to be sure and have a ride in a 'caleche,' as he called it.

    Bob Hunt in Canada

    George W. Orton
  • The caleche turned into the park, and in a few minutes they met.

    Helen Maria Edgeworth
British Dictionary definitions for caleche

calèche

/French kalɛʃ/
noun
1.
a variant of calash
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for caleche

Word Value for caleche

14
16
Scrabble Words With Friends