calèche

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French calèche, from Slavic diminutive of ‘wheel’ (compare Russian коляска (koljaska), Polish kołasa).

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calèche (plural calèches)

  1. A type of carriage with low wheels, especially pulled by horses.
    • 1918, Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina, tr. Louise & Aylmer Maude (Oxford 1998, p. 179)
      He laughed merrily, showing his compact row of teeth, and drawing his cap over the bald patch, went out and got into the calèche.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French calèche.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kaːˈlɛʃ/
  • Hyphenation: ca‧lè‧che

Noun[edit]

calèche f (plural calèches)

  1. light, four-wheeled, horse-drawn open carriage with a low wheelbase and a large distance between front and rear axles
  2. (historical) wide bonnet

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Slavic.

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Noun[edit]

calèche f (plural calèches)

  1. calèche, carriage

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