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Definition of "chaise" []

  • Any of various light open carriages, often with a collapsible hood, especially a two-wheeled carriage drawn by one horse. (noun)
  • A post chaise. (noun)
  • A chaise longue. (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 "chaise" in a sentence
  • "Once I had a very young copy editor change the term chaise longue, in a text of mine, to the commonly used "chaise lounge.""
  • "'I thought you called the chaise yours,' said I. 'That's my way of speaking,' said the man; 'but the chaise is my master's, and a better master does not live."
  • "She was charmed to find your opinion agreed with her own, and settled that we should go to town to-morrow morning: and a chaise is actually ordered to be here by one o'clock."