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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
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.
From French calèche, from German Kalesche, from Czech kolésa (carriage, wheels). Earliest documented use: 1666.
“We left Canada in a horse-drawn calash.”
William J. Mann; The Biograph Girl; Kensington Books; 2000.
“He hunched down into the seat and stared at the flattened calash of the carriage.”
Meagan McKinney; Till Dawn Tames the Night; Dell; 1991.
“Wear your calash, and not your plain bonnet.”
Mary Cable; Avery’s Knot; Putnam; 1981.
See more usage examples of calash in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
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