[ kuh-lash ]
/ kəˈlæʃ /


Also calèche. a light vehicle pulled by one or two horses, seating two to four passengers, and having two or four wheels, a seat for a driver on a splashboard, and sometimes a folding top.
a folding top of a carriage.
a bonnet that folds back like the top of a calash, worn by women in the 18th century.

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Origin of calash

1660–70; < French calèche < German Kalesche < Czech kolesa carriage, literally, wheels; see wheel Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for calash



/ (kəˈlæʃ) /


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

Word Origin for calash

C17: from French calèche, from German Kalesche, from Czech kolesa wheels
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