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CHAISE (the French for "chair," through a transference from a "sedan-chair" to a wheeled vehicle), a light two- or four-wheeled carriage with a movable hood or "calash"; the "post-chaise" was the fast-travelling carriage of the 18th and early 19th centuries. It was closed and four-wheeled for two or four horses and with the driver riding postillion.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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