- a four-wheeled carriage with facing double seats and a folding top; barouche
- such a folding top
- a folding hood or bonnet worn by women in the 18th cent.
Origin of calashFrench calèche ; from German kalesche ; from Czech kolésa, probably ; from kolo, a wheel: for Indo-European base see cycle
- a. A light carriage with two or four low wheels and a collapsible top.b. A top for this or a similar carriage.
- A woman's folding bonnet of the late 1700s.
Origin of calashFrench calèche, from German Kalesche, from Czech kolesa, from pl. of kolo, koles-, wheel, from Old Church Slavonic; see kwel-1 in Indo-European roots.
- A sort of light 'convertible' carriage with a folding hood.