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Variant of calash.


(French kalɛʃ)
a variant of calash



1. Also, calèche. a light two- or four-wheeled vehicle pulled by one or two horses, seating two to four passengers, and often having a folding top.
2. a folding top of a carriage.
3. a hood worn by women in the 18th century.
[1660–70; < French calèche < German Kalesche < Czech kolesa carriage, literally, wheels]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.calèche - a woman's large folded hooped hoodcaleche - a woman's large folded hooped hood; worn in the 18th century
hood - a headdress that protects the head and face
2.caleche - the folding hood of a horse-drawn carriage
shay, chaise - a carriage consisting of two wheels and a calash top; drawn by a single horse
hood - the folding roof of a carriage
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