1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Calash
|←Calas, Jean||1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, Volume 4
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CALASH (from Fr. calèche, derived from Polish kolaska, a wheeled carriage), a light carriage with a folding hood; the Canadian calash is two-wheeled and has a seat for the driver on the splash-board. The word is also used for a kind of hood made of silk stretched over hoops, formerly worn by women.