ca·lash (kə-lăsh) also ca·lèche (-lĕsh)
a. A light carriage with two or four low wheels and a collapsible top.
b. A top for this or a similar carriage.
2. A woman's folding bonnet of the late 1700s.
[French calèche, from German Kalesche, from Czech kolesa, from pl. of kolo, koles-, wheel, from Old Church Slavonic; see kwel-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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