troi·​ka | \ ˈtrȯi-kə How to pronounce troika (audio) \

Definition of troika

1 : a Russian vehicle drawn by three horses abreast also : a team for such a vehicle
2 : a group of three especially : an administrative or ruling body of three

Examples of troika in a Sentence

A troika of countries signed the agreement.
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First Known Use of troika

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for troika

Russian troĭka, from troe three; akin to Old English thrīe three

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