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troika

Noun

1 a Russian carriage pulled by three horses abreast
2 the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one [syn: three, 3, III, trio, threesome, tierce, leash, triad, trine, trinity, ternary, ternion, triplet, tercet, terzetto, trey, deuce-ace]
3 a modern Russian triumvirate

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From троика.

Noun

  1. A Russian carriage drawn by a team of three horses abreast.

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Extensive Definition

A general meaning of the Russian word troika (Cyrillic alphabet: тройка) is threesome, a collection of three of any kind. The following particular meanings entered into other languages:

The term in other contexts

troika in French: Troïka (homonymie)
troika in Italian: Trojka
troika in Dutch: Troika
troika in Norwegian: Troika
troika in Romanian: Troika (dezambiguizare)
troika in Russian: Тройка
troika in Slovak: Trojka

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