noun /ˈdɹɒʃki/
an open horse-drawn carriage, especially in Russia

, 1973: Was Tchitcherine there at all? sitting back in the dingy room while the lift cables slapped and creaked through the walls, and down in the street, rarely enough to matter, a droshky rattled whip-snapping over these black old cobbles? — Thomas Pynchon, Gravitys Rainbow

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  • droshky — n. same as {drosky}. Syn: drosky. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • droshky — [dräs′kēdräsh′kē] n. pl. droshkies [Russ drozhki, dim. of drogi, wagon < doroga, way < IE base * dherāgh , DRAW, pull] 1. Historical a low, open, four wheeled Russian carriage with a long, narrow bench which the passengers straddled 2. any… …   English World dictionary

  • Droshky — Racing droshky. A droshky or drosky (Russian: дрожки) is a term used for several types of carriage, including: A low, four wheeled open carriage used especially in Russia. It consists of a long bench on which the passengers ride sideways or… …   Wikipedia

  • droshky — drosky dros ky (dr[o^]s k[y^]), n.; pl. {Droskies} (dr[o^]s k[i^]z). [Russ. drojki, dim. of drogi a kind of carriage, prop. pl. of droga shaft or pole of a carriage.] A low, four wheeled, open carriage, formerly used in Poland and Russia,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • droshky — also drosky noun (plural droshkies; also droskies) Etymology: Russian drozhki, from droga pole of a wagon Date: 1805 any of various 2 or 4 wheeled carriages used especially in Russia …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • droshky — /drosh kee/, n., pl. droshkies. 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. [1800 10; < Russ …   Universalium

  • droshky — n. drosky, open carriage with four wheels drawn by two or more horses (in the past was used mainly in Russia and Poland) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • droshky —    (DROSH kee) [Russian: wagon] In Russia, a light, open, four wheeled carriage, especially one with a narrow bench for passengers …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • droshky — [ drɒʃki] noun (plural droshkies) historical a type of Russian four wheeled open carriage. Origin C19: from Russ. drozhki, dimin. of drogi wagon …   English new terms dictionary

  • droshky — drosh·ky …   English syllables

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