ca·​lèche | \ kə-ˈlesh How to pronounce calèche (audio) , -ˈlash \
variants: or caleche

Definition of calèche

b : a 2-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle with a driver's seat on the splashboard used in Quebec

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Recent Examples on the Web This hardpan is called caleche, and is equivalent to a 2-inch thick layer of concrete. Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, "Thinking of becoming a gardener? Here’s a primer for southern Idaho," 31 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of calèche

1666, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for calèche

French calèche — more at calash

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“Calèche.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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