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chaise

 (shāz)
n.
1. Any of various light open carriages, often with a collapsible hood, especially a two-wheeled carriage drawn by one horse.
2. A post chaise.
3. A chaise longue.

[French, chair, variant of Old French chaiere; see chair.]

chaise

(ʃeɪz)
n
1. a light open horse-drawn carriage, esp one with two wheels designed for two passengers
3. (Historical Terms) a gold coin first issued in France in the 14th century, depicting the king seated on a throne
[C18: from French, variant of Old French chaiere chair]

chaise

(ʃeɪz)

n.
1. a light, open carriage, usu. with a hood, esp. a one-horse, two-wheeled carriage for two persons; shay.
3. a chaise longue, esp. a light one used out of doors.
[1695–1705; < French: chair, dial. alter. (with assibilation of -r-) of chaire chair]

Chaise

A light vehicle for personal transportation. Originally two-wheeled, and pulled by one horse.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Chaise - a long chairchaise - a long chair; for reclining    
chair - a seat for one person, with a support for the back; "he put his coat over the back of the chair and sat down"
2.chaise - a carriage consisting of two wheels and a calash top; drawn by a single horse
calash top, caleche, calash - the folding hood of a horse-drawn carriage
carriage, equipage, rig - a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses
Translations

chaise

n (Hist) → Einspänner m
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Mademoiselle," said Eugenie, "let the porter get the post-chaise from the coach-house, and fetch some post-horses from the hotel.
I think there must be something in the place,' said Mrs Nickleby, who had been listening in silence; 'for, soon after I was married, I went to Stratford with my poor dear Mr Nickleby, in a post-chaise from Birmingham--was it a post-chaise though?
MY OWN BARBARA ALEXIEVNA,--Today, dearest, I saw Thedora, who informed me that you are to be married tomorrow, and on the following day to go away--for which purpose Bwikov has ordered a post-chaise.
Although the sight of that magnificent round of beef, and the silver tankard suggestive of real British home-brewed ale and porter, which perennially greet the eyes of the traveller returning from foreign parts who enters the coffee-room of the George, are so invigorating and delightful that a man entering such a comfortable snug homely English inn might well like to stop some days there, yet Dobbin began to talk about a post-chaise instantly, and was no sooner at Southampton than he wished to be on the road to London.
But he had gone farther than Athos--for at the village of Festubert, while drinking at an inn, he had learned without needing to ask a question that the evening before, at half-past eight, a wounded man who accompanied a lady traveling in a post-chaise had been obliged to stop, unable to go further.
Looking round, he saw that it was a post-chaise, driven at great speed; and as the horses were galloping, and the road was narrow, he stood leaning against a gate until it should have passed him.
A heroine in a hack post-chaise is such a blow upon sentiment, as no attempt at grandeur or pathos can withstand.

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