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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All six yurts managed by the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation are closed.
By the time the first yurts appeared in the United States in the early 1960s, the design remained simple.
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Origin and Etymology of yurt
Russian dialect yurta, of Turkic origin; akin to Turkish yurt home
First Known Use: 1876
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