Definition of shay in English:

shay

noun

  • informal term for chaise (sense 1)
    • ‘Grandma Abbey needed a doctor again, and after an anxious wait, he arrived, hitched his one-horse shay to the front-yard post and entered the house where he put his travel-worn black bag on the kitchen table.’

Origin

Early 18th century: back-formation from chaise, interpreted as plural.

Pronunciation

shay

/ʃeɪ/