shay


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shay

 (shā)
n. Informal
A chaise.

[Back-formation from chaise (taken as pl.)]

shay

(ʃeɪ)
n
a dialect word for chaise
[C18: back formation from chaise, mistakenly thought to be plural]

shay

(ʃeɪ)

n.
Chiefly Dial. a chaise.
[1710–20; back formation from chaise (taken as pl.)]

Shay

Colloquial for Chaise.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shay - 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
References in classic literature ?
If every man on the line as has a guinea give him, earns it half as well, you won't catch t'other shay this side Mich'lmas, old short-and-fat.' And with another prolonged grin, the old man closed the gate, re-entered his house, and bolted the door after him.
The hair, and motion of the shay, will do you good, mim, and you must not give way, you must not raly.
So he tied up his feet, and went on limping about and coughing, until at last he fell to pieces, all at once and in a heap, like the One-Horse Shay. They carried him to a dry place and laid him on the floor, and that night two of the men helped him home.
"Shay, lil' girl, we mightish well make bes' of it.
If Shays had not been a DESPERATE DEBTOR, it is much to be doubted whether Massachusetts would have been plunged into a civil war.
This affair was called Shays's war, because a Captain Shays was the chief leader of the insurgents."
Burniton Music signee, Kelvynboy has revealed that manager of Wendy Shay, Bullet, has refused to pick his calls after his 'snubbing' incident with his artist.
Afropop singer Wendy Addo, popularly known as Wendy Shay has acquired a Jeep Wrangler which has her name customized on it.
Shay Dunster was born with half a left arm, but has never let it stop him playing the game he loves.
We are here to meet Shay, a young carer in Coventry who was nominated for young carer of the year and helps care for his mum and sometimes his Nan.