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troi·ka

 (troi′kə)
n.
1.
a. A Russian carriage drawn by a team of three horses abreast.
b. A team of three horses abreast.

[Russian troĭka, from troje, group of three; see trei- in Indo-European roots.]

troika

(ˈtrɔɪkə)
n
1. a Russian vehicle drawn by three horses abreast
2. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) three horses harnessed abreast
3. a triumvirate
[C19: from Russian, from troe three]

troi•ka

(ˈtrɔɪ kə)

n., pl. -kas.
1. a Russian carriage, wagon, or sleigh drawn by a team of three horses abreast.
2. a team of three horses driven abreast.
3. a ruling group of three; triumvirate.
4. any group of three.
[1835–45; < Russian tróĭka threesome, troika, derivative of tróe three (collective), akin to tri three]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.troika - a Russian carriage pulled by three horses abreasttroika - a Russian carriage pulled by three horses abreast
carriage, equipage, rig - a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses
2.troika - the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and onetroika - the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
digit, figure - one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; "0 and 1 are digits"
3.troika - a modern Russian triumviratetroika - a modern Russian triumvirate  
triumvirate - a group of three men responsible for public administration or civil authority

troika

noun
A group of three individuals:
Translations
tróica

troika

[ˈtrɔɪkə] Ntroica f

troika

nTroika f

troika

[ˈtrɔɪkə] ntroica
References in classic literature ?
The prince hurried down to the front gate where the party were settling into the troikas, all the bells tinkling a merry accompaniment the while.
The general was just in time to see the prince take the first sledge he could get, and, giving the order to Ekaterinhof, start off in pursuit of the troikas. Then the general's fine grey horse dragged that worthy home, with some new thoughts, and some new hopes and calculations developing in his brain, and with the pearls in his pocket, for he had not forgotten to bring them along with him, being a man of business.