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calash


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Calash  \Ca*lash"\,  n.  [F.  cal[`e]che;  of  Slavonic  origin;  cf 
  Bohem.  kolesa  Russ.  koliaska  calash,  koleso  kolo,  wheel.] 
  1.  A  light  carriage  with  low  wheels,  having  a  top  or  hood 
  that  can  be  raised  or  lowered,  seats  for  inside,  a 
  separate  seat  for  the  driver,  and  often  a  movable  front, 
  so  that  it  can  be  used  as  either  an  open  or  a  close 
  carriage. 
 
  The  baroness  in  a  calash  capable  of  holding  herself, 
  her  two  children,  and  her  servants.  --W.  Irving. 
 
  2.  In  Canada,  a  two-wheeled,  one-seated  vehicle,  with  a 
  calash  top  and  the  driver's  seat  elevated  in  front. 
 
  3.  A  hood  or  top  of  a  carriage  which  can  be  thrown  back  at 
  pleasure. 
 
  4.  A  hood,  formerly  worn  by  ladies,  which  could  be  drawn 
  forward  or  thrown  back  like  the  top  of  a  carriage. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  calash 
  n  1:  a  woman's  large  folded  hooped  hood;  worn  in  the  18th  century 
  [syn:  {caleche}] 
  2:  the  folding  top  of  a  horse-drawn  carriage  [syn:  {caleche},  {calash 
  top}] 




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