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telega

[ tuh-leg-uh; Russian tyi-lye-guh ]
/ təˈlɛg ə; Russian tyɪˈlyɛ gə /
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noun

a Russian cart of rude construction, having four wheels and no springs.

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Origin of telega

First recorded in 1550–60; from Russian teléga, probably ultimately from Mongolian; compare classical Mongolian telege(n) “carriage”
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British Dictionary definitions for telega

telega
/ (tɛˈleɪɡə) /

noun

a rough four-wheeled cart used in Russia

Word Origin for telega

C16: from Russian
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