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Definition of "calash" []

  • A light carriage with two or four low wheels and a collapsible top. (noun)
  • A top for this or a similar carriage. (noun)
  • A woman's folding bonnet of the late 18th century. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "calash" in a sentence
  • "To lessen the obligation, however, my calash is not yet come to the door."
  • "It was called a calash, and was constructed of green silk outside and white silk within, reeved upon cane, similar in fashion to the 'uglies,' which, at the present day,"
  • "We came away in a calash, that is, my Master and the Chaplain, riding at their Ease in that vehicle, while I trotted behind on a little"