Droskies
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, consisting of a kind of long, narrow bench, on which the passengers ride as on a saddle, with their feet reaching nearly to the ground. Other kinds of vehicles have been so called, esp. a kind of victoria drawn by one or two horses, and used as a public carriage in German cities. [Written also {droitzschka}, {droshky} and {droschke}.] [1913 Webster +PJC]

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

  • droitzschka — 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

  • droschke — 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 — 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

  • 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, consisting of… …   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

  • drosky — /dros kee/, n., pl. droskies. droshky. * * * …   Universalium

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