drosky

dros"ky

(drs"k), n.;
pl. Droskies (drs"kz).
[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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