from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various light open carriages, often with a collapsible hood, especially a two-wheeled carriage drawn by one horse.
  • n. A post chaise.
  • n. A chaise longue.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An open, horse-drawn carriage for one or two people, usually with one horse and two wheels.
  • n. A chaise longue.
  • n. A post chaise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A two-wheeled carriage for two persons, with a calash top, and the body hung on leather straps, or thorough-braces. It is usually drawn by one horse.
  • n. a carriage in general.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Properly, a two-wheeled carriage for two persons, drawn by one horse, and generally furnished with a hood or top that may be let down. In dialectal speech often shay.
  • n. A four-wheeled pleasure-carriage drawn by two or more horses.
  • n. A French gold coin first issued by Louis IX. in the thirteenth century.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a long chair; for reclining
  • n. a carriage consisting of two wheels and a calash top; drawn by a single horse


French, chair, variant of Old French chaiere; see chair.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French chaise. (Wiktionary)



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