droshky

[drosh-kee]
noun, plural drosh·kies.
  1. a light, low, four-wheeled, open vehicle used mainly in Russia, in which the passengers sit astride or sideways on a long, narrow bench.
  2. 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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for droshky

Historical Examples of droshky

  • 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 &amp; Michael

    Compton Mackenzie

  • I walked calmly through them to the cab-stand, and hailed a droshky.


British Dictionary definitions for droshky

droshky

drosky (ˈdrɒskɪ)

noun plural -kies
  1. 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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012