Strut

Definition of Strut

v. t.1.To swell; to bulge out.
[imp. & p. p. Strutted ; p. pr. & vb. n. Strutting.]
The bellying canvas strutted with the gale.
- Dryden.
2.To walk with a lofty, proud gait, and erect head; to walk with affected dignity.
Does he not hold up his head, . . . and strut in his gait?
- Shak.
n.1.The act of strutting; a pompous step or walk.
2.(Arch.) In general, any piece of a frame which resists thrust or pressure in the direction of its own length. See Brace, and Illust. of Frame, and Roof.
3.(Engin.) Any part of a machine or structure, of which the principal function is to hold things apart; a brace subjected to compressive stress; - the opposite of stay, and tie.
v. t.1.To hold apart. Cf. Strut, n., 3.
a.1.Protuberant.
2.(Zool.) Struthious.

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