chaise dor


a light, open carriage, usually with a hood, especially a one-horse, two-wheeled carriage for two persons; shay.
a chaise longue, especially a light one used out of doors.
Also called chaise d'or [sheyz dawr] . Numismatics.
a gold coin of France, first issued in the early 14th century, which bears a figure of the king seated on a large throne.
an Anglo-Gallic copy of this coin, issued by Edward III.

1695–1705; < French, variant of chaire chair

chaise, chase. Unabridged
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chaise (ʃeɪz)
1.  a light open horse-drawn carriage, esp one with two wheels designed for two passengers
2.  post chaise short for chaise longue
3.  a gold coin first issued in France in the 14th century, depicting the king seated on a throne
[C18: from French, variant of Old French chaierechair]

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Word Origin & History

1701, "pleasure carriage," from Fr., variant of chaire (see chair) due to 15c.-16c. Parisian accent habit of swapping of -r- and -s-, often satirized by Fr. writers. Chaise lounge (1800) is corruption of Fr. chaise longue "long chair," the second word confused in Eng. with lounge.
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