Definition of calash :
1. A hood or top of a carriage which can be thrown back at pleasure.
2. A hood, formerly worn by ladies, which could be drawn forward or thrown back like the top of a carriage.
3. A light carriage with low wheels, having a top or hood that can be raised or lowered, seats for inside, a separate seat for the driver, and often a movable front, so that it can be used as either an open or a close carriage.
4. In Canada, a two- wheeled, one- seated vehicle, with a calash top, and the driver's seat elevated in front.
calash top, caleche
- William Fitzhugh, a well- to- do planter of Stafford County, owned a calash, a sort of a cab imported from England. - "Domestic Life in Virginia in the Seventeenth Century Jamestown 350th Anniversary Historical Booklet Number 17", Annie Lash Jester.
- Haward, arriving somewhat after time, found drawn up upon this piece of sward a coach, two berlins, a calash, and three chaises, while tied to hitching- posts, trees, and the fence were a number of saddle- horses. - "Audrey", Mary Johnston.
- It won't mend your umbrella, nor straighten your calash! - "The Fatal Glove", Clara Augusta Jones Trask.