troika

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n troika a Russian carriage pulled by three horses abreast
    • n troika a modern Russian triumvirate
    • n troika the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n troika A team of three horses abreast, peculiar to Russian traveling-conveyances; hence, the vehicle itself to which the horses are attached, or the vehicle and horses taken together.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Troika troi′ka a Russian vehicle having three horses abreast.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Russ. troe, troi, three.

Usage

In literature:

Mead and qvass flowed in the very streets, and the castle trumpets could not be heard for the sound of troikas and balalaikas.
"Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home" by Bayard Taylor
Ah, troika, troika, swift as a bird, who was it first invented you?
"Dead Souls" by Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
And what's Protopopov waiting for downstairs in his troika?
"Plays by Chekhov, Second Series On the High Road, The Proposal, The Wedding, The Bear, A Tragedian In Spite of Himself, The Anniversary, The Three Sisters, The Cherry Orchard" by Anton Chekhov
Yesterday we had our first Russian experience in the shape of a troika ride.
"As Seen By Me" by Lilian Bell
In half an hour by the clock I was told I could have a troika at once, in consideration of my special passport.
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox
They soon overtook the first troika, and after going down a slope they came upon a wide cross-road running by the side of a meadow.
"In the Yule-Log Glow, Book I" by Various
Death, with the grin on his fleshless face, is hurrying them along to it as fast as his troika can go.
"Raemaekers' Cartoons" by Louis Raemaekers
The gate was wide open and out into the street, careering with all its bells jingling, came a troika.
"The House with the Mezzanine and Other Stories" by Anton Tchekoff
I had previously turned the horses loose with the troika.
"The Tower of Dago" by Mór Jókai
We mounted our troika, the postillion shouted, and set off on a run.
"Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and Poland, 7th ed. Vol. 2 of 2" by John Lloyd Stephens
Pavel covered that distance in a post-sleigh drawn by a troika.
"The White Terror and The Red" by Abraham Cahan
Katina instantly flew off to summon the driver of the troika in which Paul and Trevisa had made their journey from Slavowitz.
"The Shadow of the Czar" by John R. Carling
When they reached the city limits, the troikas stopped, and all the party took farewell of the count.
"A Russian Proprietor" by Lyof N. Tolstoi
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In news:

The reasons for this explosion in new stadiums are simple, says the troika of economists.
Troika Says Portugal's Economic Program on Track.
Greece Races to Finalize Deal With Troika .
Greece, Troika Remain Apart on Cuts.
Troika Demands Greeks Adopt Six-Day Workweek.
Troika Systems is offering a free download of its Anilox Management System, which will allow printers to catalog up to 24 of its anilox rolls in inventory and to stay aware of their condition.
Spain ' Troika ' Report Needed Before Next Steps on Aid.
Samaras Names Banker to Greek Cabinet as Troika Prepares Return.
Greece reaches deal with troika on new cutbacks.
'Hive' mind for Troika .
Troika Music Festival began in 2002 and is still going strong.
The New York Times Peres- troika .
Troika 's VersoProof Available for Epson Printers.
Germany's Merkel, France's Ayrault Urge Quick Conclusion of Troika Report.
WWE Studios will co-finance and co-produce Halle Berry thriller "The Hive " with Troika Pictures.
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In science:

Sixth Troika review finds that Ireland is meeting bailout targets, RTE News (Apr 27, 2012).
The European debt crisis: Defaults and market equilibrium
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