American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A Russian carriage drawn by a team of three horses abreast.
- n. A team of three horses abreast.
- n. See triumvirate.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A team of three horses abreast, peculiar to Russian traveling-conveyances; hence, the vehicle itself to which the horses are attached, or the vehicle and horses taken together.
- n. a modern Russian triumvirate
- n. the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
- n. a Russian carriage pulled by three horses abreast
- From Russian тройка (trójka). (Wiktionary)
- Russian troĭka, from troje, group of three. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Inspectors from the European Union, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank -- the so-called "troika" -- are currently assessing whether Athens has fulfilled the criteria for more aid.”
“Mr. Papandreou's decision followed the news that the so-called "troika" - European Commission, European Central Bank, and International Monetary Fund - would not send its experts back to Greece on Monday, as planned.”
“The mission heads of inspectors from the so-called "troika" - the International Monetary Fund, European Central Bank and European Commission - are expected to arrive next week.”
“The European Union, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank - a group which Greeks call the "troika" - say Greece must adopt austerity measures to keep receiving billions in international bailout loans.”
“And the inspectors from the International Monetary Fund, European Central Bank and European Commission - known as the 'troika' - are not the only foreign officials in town this week.”
“An upcoming report by Greece's international debt inspectors from the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund - known as the "troika" - will be key to determining whether the measures Athens has taken suffice to allow it to carry its debts and get further aid.”
“Inspectors from the European Commission, the IMF and the European Central Bank -- the so-called "troika" -- are currently assessing whether the country has fulfilled the criteria for more aid.”
“The leaders of Australia, Nigeria and South Africa - known as the "troika" - made their decision after listening to the views of member governments, McKinnon said.”
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