MEANING: noun:
1. A light horse-drawn carriage with a folding top.
2. The folding top of a carriage.
3. A folding bonnet formerly worn by women.

ETYMOLOGY: From French calèche, from German Kalesche, from Czech kolésa (carriage, wheels). Earliest documented use: 1666.

ALASH - mumbled by a tipsy Shakespearean actor, addressing the skull of poor Yorick

CA-WASH - where a Bostonian takes his vehicle to remove the dirt and road salt from last winter

CAL'BASH - she to whom you say "Goodnight" at the end of the show, no matter where she is

CALAS - late, lamented soprano star