droshky

droshky

[drosh-kee]
noun, plural droshkies.
1.
a light, low, four-wheeled, open vehicle used mainly in Russia, in which the passengers sit astride or sideways on a long, narrow bench.
2.
any of various other carriages, used mainly in Russia.

Origin:
1800–10; < Russian drózhki, orig. diminutive of drógi a long, bodyless wagon, plural (functioning as singular) of drogá one of the shafts joining the front and rear axles of a wagon

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droshky or drosky (ˈdrɒʃkɪ, ˈdrɒskɪ)
 
n , pl -kies
an open four-wheeled horse-drawn passenger carriage, formerly used in Russia
 
[C19: from Russian drozhki, diminutive of drogi a wagon, from droga shaft]
 
drosky or drosky
 
n
 
[C19: from Russian drozhki, diminutive of drogi a wagon, from droga shaft]

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