Definition of strut noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//strʌt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//strʌt//
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  1. 1a long thin piece of wood or metal used to support or make part of a vehicle or building stronger wheel struts The roof was supported on oak struts.
  2. 2[singular] (disapproving) an act of walking in a proud and confident way She recognized his arrogant strut.
  3. Word OriginOld English strūtian ‘protrude stiffly’, of Germanic origin. Current senses date from the late 16th cent.
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