Definition of Strut

1. Noun. A proud stiff pompous gait.

Exact synonyms: Prance, Swagger
Generic synonyms: Gait
Derivative terms: Prance, Swagger

2. Verb. To walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others. "The children strut to the playground"; "He struts around like a rooster in a hen house"
Exact synonyms: Cock, Prance, Ruffle, Sashay, Swagger, Tittup
Generic synonyms: Walk
Derivative terms: Prance, Prancer, Swagger, Swaggerer

3. Noun. Brace consisting of a bar or rod used to resist longitudinal compression.
Generic synonyms: Brace, Bracing

Definition of Strut

1. v. t. To swell; to bulge out.

2. n. The act of strutting; a pompous step or walk.

3. v. t. To hold apart. Cf. Strut, n., 3.

4. a. Protuberant.

Definition of Strut

1. Verb. (intransitive) To swell; protuberate; bulge or spread out. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) (context: originally said of fowl) To stand or walk stiffly, with the tail erect and spread out. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To walk proudly or haughtily. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To cause to swell; enlarge; give more importance to. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To protrude; cause to bulge. ¹

6. Noun. A proud step or walk, with the head erect; affected dignity in walking. ¹

7. Adjective. (archaic) Swelling out; protuberant; bulging. ¹

8. Noun. A support rod. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) (context: construction) To brace or support by a strut ot struts; hold in place or strengthen by an upright, diagonal, or transverse support. ¹

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Definition of Strut

1. to walk with a pompous air [v STRUTTED, STRUTTING, STRUTS]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Strut

strung together
strut (current term)
strut one's stuff

Literary usage of Strut

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bridge Engineering by John Alexander Low Waddell (1916)
"strut.—A bridge member carrying compression. Angle strut.—A strut built up of angle irons. Box strut.—Any strut built of structural shapes having a box-like ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"When a strut or column i> used as in framework to resist compression, it is usually so ... The strength ' a strut of this kind can be approximately computed ..."

3. A Manual of Civil Engineering by William John Macquorn Rankine, William J. Millar (1889)
"A single Bnr in a frame may act as a TIE, a strut, or a BEAM. (AM, 138 to 142.) The equilibrium of a moveable tie is stable; for if its angular position be ..."

4. A Manual of Applied Mechanics by William John Macquorn Rankine (1904)
"139. strut.—If the equal and opposite forces applied to the two ends, L and S, of the line of resistance of a bar be directed (as in fig. ..."

5. A Manual of Applied Mechanics by William John Macquorn Rankine (1872)
"139. strut.—If the equal and opposite forces applied to the two ends, ... It is obvious that a flexible body will not answer the purpose of a strut. ..."

6. The Gasoline Automobile by George William Hobbs (1915)
"strut rod- : FiG. 17.—Rear axle with torque tube and strut rods. 14. strut Rods.—In order to preserve the alignment of the wheels or to keep one wheel from ..."

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