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shay (n.)

1717, also chay; how chaise (q.v.) looked after it was wrangled into an English spelling and mistaken for a plural. Holmes's "Wonderful 'One-Hoss-Shay'" ("The Deacon's Masterpiece," 1858) was long common knowledge and often alluded to.

updated on August 13, 2022

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Definitions of shay from WordNet

shay (n.)
a carriage consisting of two wheels and a calash top; drawn by a single horse;
Synonyms: chaise
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