droshky

[ drosh-kee ]
/ ˈdrɒʃ ki /
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noun, plural drosh·kies.

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.

Nearby words

  1. dropsonde,
  2. dropsy,
  3. dropt,
  4. dropwort,
  5. drosera,
  6. drosky,
  7. drosometer,
  8. drosophila,
  9. dross,
  10. drossy

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

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droshky

drosky (ˈdrɒskɪ)

/ (ˈdrɒʃkɪ) /

noun plural -kies

an open four-wheeled horse-drawn passenger carriage, formerly used in Russia

Word Origin for droshky

C19: from Russian drozhki, diminutive of drogi a wagon, from droga shaft

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