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

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Strut

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

Lexicographical Neighbors of Strut

strumpets
strums
strumstrum
strumstrums
strung
strung-out
strung together
strunt
strunted
strunting
strunts
strunzite
struse
struses
strut (current term)
strut one's stuff
struth
struthian
struthiomimus
struthioniform
struthious
struthonian
struthonians
struts
strutted
strutter
strutters
strutting
struttingly

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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