calash

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/kəˈlæʃ/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(kə lash)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ca•lash  (kə lash),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. TransportAlso,  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. Transporta folding top of a carriage.
  3. Transportcalèche (def. 1).
  4. Clothinga bonnet that folds back like the top of a calash, worn by women in the 18th century.
  • Czech kolesa carriage, literally, wheels; see wheel
  • German Kalesche
  • French calèche
  • 1660–70

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
calash /kəˈlæʃ/, calèche n
  1. a horse-drawn carriage with low wheels and a folding top
  2. a woman's folding hooped hood worn in the 18th century
Etymology: 17th Century: from French calèche, from German Kalesche, from Czech kolesa wheels
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