Etymology
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troika (n.)

1842, "carriage drawn by three horses abreast," from Russian troika "three-horse team, any group of three," from collective numeral troje "group of three" (from PIE *tro-yo-, suffixed form of *trei-, see three) + diminutive suffix -ka. Sense of "any group of three administrators, triumvirate" is first recorded 1945.

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Definitions of troika

troika (n.)
a Russian carriage pulled by three horses abreast;
troika (n.)
the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one;
Synonyms: three / " / iii / trio / threesome / tierce / leash / triad / trine / trinity / ternary / ternion / triplet / tercet / terzetto / trey / deuce-ace
troika (n.)
a modern Russian triumvirate;
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