calash

[kuh-lash]
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noun
  1. 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.
  2. a folding top of a carriage.
  3. calèche(def 1).
  4. a bonnet that folds back like the top of a calash, worn by women in the 18th century.

Origin of calash

1660–70; < French calèche < German Kalesche < Czech kolesa carriage, literally, wheels; see wheel
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cover, bonnet, shade, awning, canopy, calash

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British Dictionary definitions for calash

calash

calche

noun
  1. a horse-drawn carriage with low wheels and a folding top
  2. the folding top of such a carriage
  3. 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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