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calèche

[French ka-lesh; English kuh-lesh] /French kaˈlɛʃ; English kəˈlɛʃ/
noun, plural calèches
[French kalesh; English kuh-lesh-iz] /French ˈkalɛʃ; English kəˈlɛʃ ɪz/ (Show IPA)
1.
Also, calash. (especially in Quebec, Canada) a type of calash pulled by a single horse, seating two passengers and having two wheels and a folding top.
2.
calash (def 1).
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; < French; see calash
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British Dictionary definitions for calèche

calash

/kəˈlæʃ/
noun
1.
a horse-drawn carriage with low wheels and a folding top
2.
the folding top of such a carriage
3.
a woman's folding hooped hood worn in the 18th century
Word Origin
C17: from French calèche, from German Kalesche, from Czech kolesa wheels

calèche

/French kalɛʃ/
noun
1.
a variant of calash
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