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Feb 7, 2020
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calash

calash
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calash
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calash

PRONUNCIATION:
(kuh-LASH)

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.

USAGE:
“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.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I used to think that the brain was the most wonderful organ in my body. Then I realized who was telling me this. -Emo Phillips, comedian, actor (b. 7 Feb 1956)

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