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[drosh-kee] /ˈdrɒʃ ki/
noun, plural droshkies.
a light, low, four-wheeled, open vehicle used mainly in Russia, in which the passengers sit astride or sideways on a long, narrow bench.
any of various other carriages, used mainly in Russia.
Origin of droshky
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 Unabridged
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  • A "droshky" is a low, four-wheeled, open carriage, plying for hire.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin
  • We had got into a droshky and were driving through city streets.

  • Nikoliev uttered these words in a vulgar, unpleasant tone, and then got into the droshky.

    The Duel A. I. Kuprin
  • Then she dragged Sylvia with her to a droshky, put her in, and said good night.

    Sylvia & Michael Compton Mackenzie
  • I walked calmly through them to the cab-stand, and hailed a droshky.

    The International Spy Allen Upward
  • Bazarov shook Piotr by the collar, and sent him for a droshky.

    Fathers and Children

    Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
  • Help me to get into the droshky, and don't give way to melancholy.

    Fathers and Children

    Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
  • I heard the words distinctly, and started to run after the droshky.

    The Red Symbol John Ironside
  • Mishka will join you, and will accompany you to the rank where I shall be waiting with my droshky.

    The Red Symbol John Ironside
  • No, he was a droshky driver; I knew it, though I could not see him.

    The Red Symbol John Ironside
British Dictionary definitions for droshky


noun (pl) -kies
an open four-wheeled horse-drawn passenger carriage, formerly used in Russia
Word Origin
C19: from Russian drozhki, diminutive of drogi a wagon, from droga shaft
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