- 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
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Examples from the Web for 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.Trapped in 'Black Russia'
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
I walked calmly through them to the cab-stand, and hailed a droshky.The International Spy
- an open four-wheeled horse-drawn passenger carriage, formerly used in Russia
C19: from Russian drozhki, diminutive of drogi a wagon, from droga shaft
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