strut


1strut

verb \ˈstrət\
strut·tedstrut·ting

Definition of STRUT

intransitive verb
1
:  to become turgid :  swell
2
a :  to walk with a proud gait
b :  to walk with a pompous and affected air
transitive verb
:  to parade (as clothes) with a show of pride
strut·ter noun
strut one's stuff
:  to display one's best work :  show off

Origin of STRUT

Middle English strouten, from Old English strūtian to stand out stiffly, struggle; akin to Middle High German strozzen to be swollen
First Known Use: 13th century

2strut

noun

: a long, thin piece of wood or metal used for support in a building, vehicle, etc.

: a proud and confident walk

Full Definition of STRUT

1
:  a structural piece designed to resist pressure in the direction of its length
2
:  a pompous step or walk
3
:  arrogant behavior :  swagger

Examples of STRUT

  1. the strut of a supermodel

First Known Use of STRUT

1587

Other Building Terms

batten, cistern, hearth, lath, transom, wainscot

3strut

transitive verb
strut·tedstrut·ting

Definition of STRUT

:  to provide, stiffen, support, or hold apart with or as if with a strut

First Known Use of STRUT

circa 1828

Other Building Terms

batten, cistern, hearth, lath, transom, wainscot

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