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chaise

[ sheyz ]
/ ʃeɪz /
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noun

a light, open carriage, usually with a hood, especially a one-horse, two-wheeled carriage for two people; shay.
a chaise longue, especially a light one used out of doors.
Also called chaise d'or [sheyz dawr]. /ʃeɪz ˈdɔr/. Numismatics.
  1. a gold coin of France, first issued in the early 14th century, which bears a figure of the king seated on a large throne.
  2. an Anglo-Gallic copy of this coin, issued by Edward III.

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Origin of chaise

First recorded in 1695–1705; from French, variant of chaire “chair”; see origin at chair

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH chaise

chaise , chase
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British Dictionary definitions for chaise

chaise
/ (ʃeɪz) /

noun

a light open horse-drawn carriage, esp one with two wheels designed for two passengers
a gold coin first issued in France in the 14th century, depicting the king seated on a throne

Word Origin for chaise

C18: from French, variant of Old French chaiere chair
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