Definition of yurt
: a circular domed tent of skins or felt stretched over a collapsible lattice framework and used by pastoral peoples of inner Asia; also : a structure that resembles a yurt usually in size and design
Origin of yurt
Russian dialect yurta, of Turkic origin; akin to Turkish yurt home
First Known Use: 1876
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