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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
References in classic literature ?
The highroad on which he had come out was thronged with caleches, carriages of all sorts, and Russian and Austrian soldiers of all arms, some wounded and some not.
The architecture and cobbled streets of Old Montreal have been maintained or restored and are frequented by horse-drawn caleches carrying tourists.
Realises sur un parcours de 23 km, ces circuits pourront etre accessibles en toute aise aux touristes a pieds ou via des caleches, des bus.
Grands et petits effectuent un tour complet de la foret a dos de cheval ou bien installe confortablement dans l'un des caleches loues pour la bagatelle de 200 DA la randonnee.