Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A Russian carriage drawn by a team of three horses abreast.
  • n. A team of three horses abreast.
  • n. See triumvirate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A Russian carriage drawn by a team of three horses abreast.
  • n. A party or group of three.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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

Etymologies

Russian troĭka, from troje, group of three.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Russian тройка (trójka). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • 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.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • 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.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • 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.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • 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.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • 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.

    The Seattle Times

  • 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.

    Reuters: Top News

  • 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.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The apparently tireless, ever smiling Mandela, taking only a moment's break between sessions, then simultaneously met the two other men of the NAM "troika" - Colombian president Arrango

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Earlier representatives of the two sides met observers from the international "troika" -- the United States, Russia and Angola's former colonial power Portugal -- to propose amendments to a troika paper on a new ceasefire presented Saturday.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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  • The "troika" (in the context of financial crisis) means
    the ECB, the IMF and the EU

    June 13, 2012

  • Stupidly, I always mix this up with trifecta.

    October 22, 2008