Origin of troika
Examples from the Web for troika
The CPR was supposed to be the progressive counterweight among the troika of parties that governed Tunisia before Sheratongate.A Woman Blogger’s Scoop Helped Save Tunisia From Islamists|Thomas A. Bass|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He is already not quite Dole/McCain/Romney, the troika calumniated as sellouts by Cruz at his CPAC speech last week.
Next in line is the body louse—the only dangerous member of the troika.
Dwight Chapin is the least known of this troika, and was the first to be fired.The Nixon Home Movies: Glimpses of Tragedy in ‘Our Nixon’|Eleanor Clift|August 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Couric could be a Today co-host, perhaps as part of a troika with Curry, who had already been offered the job.Matt Lauer’s Bruising Year After Ann Curry’s Ouster Devastated the ‘Today’ Show|Howard Kurtz|March 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Death, with the grin on his fleshless face, is hurrying them along to it as fast as his troika can go.Raemaekers' Cartoons|Louis Raemaekers
The crowd facing the troika divided like water cleft by the hand, and the vehicle flew forward with nothing to oppose it.The Shadow of the Czar|John R. Carling
Pavel covered that distance in a post-sleigh drawn by a troika.The White Terror and The Red|Abraham Cahan
The third horse of the troika is one of the typically Russian features.Memoirs of an American Prima Donna|Clara Louise Kellogg
To assume, as Mr. Gladstone does, that Homer lived within fifty years after the Troika, is to make a purely gratuitous assumption.Myths and Myth-Makers|John Fiske
British Dictionary definitions for troika
Word Origin for troika
Word Origin and History for troika
1842, "carriage drawn by three horses abreast," from Russian troika "three-horse team, any group of three," from collective numeral troe "three" + diminutive suffix -ka. Sense of "any group of three administrators, triumvirate" is first recorded 1945.