troika

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noun troi·ka \ˈtrȯi-kə\

Definition of troika

  1. 1 :  a Russian vehicle drawn by three horses abreast; also :  a team for such a vehicle

  2. 2 :  a group of three; especially :  an administrative or ruling body of three

Examples of troika in a sentence

  1. A troika of countries signed the agreement.

Origin and Etymology of troika

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


First Known Use: 1842


TROIKA Defined for English Language Learners

troika

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noun troi·ka \ˈtrȯi-kə\

Definition of troika for English Language Learners

  • : a group of three people, things, countries, etc.


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