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A droshky or drosky (Russian: дрожки (plural); Polish: dorożka (singular); Estonian: troska (singular)) 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 astride, as on a saddle, with their feet on bars near the ground.[1]
  • Various two-wheeled or four-wheeled public carriages used in Russia and other countries.[2] Dray cart.

From droga, the pole that connects the front and rear axles. Likely related to OE dragan, "to drag."


  1. ^ ARTFL Project: Webster Dictionary, 1913. Archived January 17, 2007, at the Wayback Machine American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language, University of Chicago.
  2. ^ "Definition of droshky - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary". M-w.com. 2012-08-31. Retrieved 2014-04-16.