yurt

noun \ ˈyu̇rt , ˈyərt \
Updated on: 3 Dec 2017

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

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Origin and Etymology of yurt

Russian dialect yurta, of Turkic origin; akin to Turkish yurt home

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