\ ˈyu̇rt How to pronounce yurt (audio) , ˈyərt \

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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Examples of yurt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The two-story yurt, set at an elevation of 5,000 feet, is stocked with firewood and has a boot-drying rack and a treehouse latrine. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, 10 Nov. 2020 The state park is located on Lake Allatoona and offers 20 cottages from $200 per night with a two-night minimum, one yurt from $90 per night with a two-night minimum and 93 tent, trailer and RV campsites. Washington Post, 14 Apr. 2022 The trail led to a family of herders who had found the collar and stored it in their yurt. Robin Lloyd, Scientific American, 7 Apr. 2022 As of this writing, wind gusts have decreased and firefighters have managed to contain approximately 35 percent of the fire, and only one structure - a yurt - was destroyed in the blaze. Priya Shukla, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2022 Over 200 structures remain threatened, and one nonresidential building, identified as a yurt, was destroyed in the fire, Cal Fire firefighter Justin Hollingshead said. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 24 Jan. 2022 More than 120 fire personnel, including helicopter and air tanker crews, have responded to the fire and so far one structure—a yurt—has been damaged, said Cal Fire spokeswoman Cecile Juliette. Christine Mai-duc, WSJ, 23 Jan. 2022 Each yurt comes equipped with bunk beds, a cook stove, a lantern, and a wood stove for warmth. J.d. Simkins, Sunset Magazine, 26 Jan. 2022 Also included are a sauna and a main yurt, where meals are served. Washington Post, 13 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of yurt

1876, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for yurt

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

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18 May 2022

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“Yurt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yurt. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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