Definitions

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  • n. A type of carriage with low wheels, especially pulled by horses.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See calash.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See calash.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a woman's large folded hooped hood; worn in the 18th century
  • n. the folding hood of a horse-drawn carriage

Etymologies

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From French calèche, from Slavic diminutive of ‘wheel’ (compare Russian коляска, Polish kołasa).

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  • The routine for every calèche driver before hitching goes as follows: You get to the stable at seven in the morning to feed the horses, then take them outside to be washed. While the horses dry, you clean the stall, which, of course, entails shoveling lots of shit. Then the horse must be scrubbed again before hitching it to the calèche. And you can't forget the manure bag that has to be tightly strapped below the horse's butt so as not to drop any horseshit on the streets. (Breaking Stones: A Rollercoaster Ride from the Stone Age to the Internet Age

    By Herman Alves)

    October 26, 2013

  • Also calash. And I know just where we can stash this gem. :-)

    April 7, 2009

  • from wiktionary: “A type of carriage with low wheels, especially pulled by horses.�?

    April 7, 2009