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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
STRUT ONE'S STUFF Defined for Kids

1strut

verb \ˈstrət\
strut·tedstrut·ting

Definition of STRUT for Kids

:  to walk in a confident and proud way

2strut

noun

Definition of STRUT for Kids

1
:  a stiff proud step or walk
2
:  a bar or brace used to resist pressure in the direction of its length

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