[ French ka-lesh; English kuh-lesh ]
/ French kaˈlɛʃ; English kəˈlɛʃ /

noun, plural ca·lèches [French kalesh; English kuh-lesh-iz] /French ˈkalɛʃ; English kəˈlɛʃ ɪz/.

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.

Origin of calèche

From French, dating back to 1660–70; see origin at calash Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for caleche


/ (French kalɛʃ) /


a variant of calash
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