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.
Recent Examples of troika from the Web
But within weeks, the troika had landed at Credit Suisse First Boston and promptly convinced their entire former team to follow them.
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Origin and Etymology of troika
Russian troĭka, from troe three; akin to Old English thrīe three
First Known Use: 1842See Words from the same year
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Definition of troika for English Language Learners
: a group of three people, things, countries, etc.
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