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strut

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verb \ˈstrət\

Definition of strut

struttedstrutting

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to become turgid :  swell

  3. 2a :  to walk with a proud gaitb :  to walk with a pompous and affected air

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to parade (as clothes) with a show of pride

strutter noun
strut one's stuff
  1. :  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


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strut

noun

Simple Definition of strut

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

  • : a proud and confident walk

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of strut

  1. 1 :  a structural piece designed to resist pressure in the direction of its length

  2. 2 :  a pompous step or walk

  3. 3 :  arrogant behavior :  swagger

Examples of strut in a sentence

  1. the strut of a supermodel



1587

First Known Use of strut

1587

Other Building Terms


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strut

transitive verb

Definition of strut

struttedstrutting

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



Circa 1828

First Known Use of strut

circa 1828

Other Building Terms



STRUT Defined for Kids

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strut

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verb \ˈstrət\

Definition of strut for Students

struttedstrutting

  1. :  to walk in a confident and proud way




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strut

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noun

Definition of strut for Students

  1. 1 :  a stiff proud step or walk

  2. 2 :  a bar or brace used to resist pressure in the direction of its length





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