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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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Nasmyth, came between me and Miss Temple: I saw her in her travelling dress step into a post-chaise, shortly after the marriage ceremony; I watched the chaise mount the hill and disappear beyond its brow; and then retired to my own room, and there spent in solitude the greatest part of the half-holiday granted in honour of the occasion.
Gummidge might have said), in the post-chaise that was carrying Mr.
Finding that the afternoon coach was gone, and finding that his uneasiness grew into positive alarm, as obstacles came in his way, he resolved to follow in a post-chaise.
True enough; heralded by all this gossip, a post-chaise, in which was a single gentleman, made so great a sensation coming down the rue Saint-Blaise and turning into the rue du Cours that several little gamains and some grown persons followed it, and stood in groups about the gate of the hotel Cormon to see it enter.
Take the post-chaise which you will find waiting at the Porte de Genes, as you enter Nice; pass through Turin, Chambery, and Pont-de-Beauvoisin.
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.
IRWINE returned from Stoniton in a post-chaise that night, and the first words Carroll said to him, as he entered the house, were, that Squire Donnithorne was dead--found dead in his bed at ten o'clock that morning--and that Mrs.

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