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ca·lash(kə-lăsh′) also ca·lèche (-lĕsh′)
a. A light carriage with two or four low wheels and a collapsible top.
b. A top for this or a similar carriage.
2. A woman's folding bonnet of the late 1700s.
1. a horse-drawn carriage with low wheels and a folding top
2. the folding top of such a carriage
3. (Clothing & Fashion) a woman's folding hooped hood worn in the 18th century
[C17: from French calèche, from German Kalesche, from Czech kolesa wheels]
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]
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|Noun||1.||calash - a woman's large folded hooped hood; worn in the 18th century|
hood - a headdress that protects the head and face
|2.||calash - the folding hood of a horse-drawn carriage|
hood - the folding roof of a carriage