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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.]
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]
1. a light, open carriage, usu. with a hood, esp. a one-horse, two-wheeled carriage for two persons; shay.
2. post chaise.
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]
A light vehicle for personal transportation. Originally two-wheeled, and pulled by one horse.
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|Noun||1.||chaise - 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|
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