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strut / strət/ • n. 1. a rod or bar forming part of a framework and designed to resist compression. 2. [in sing.] a stiff, erect, and apparently arrogant or conceited gait: that old confident strut and swagger has returned. • v. (strut·ted , strut·ting ) 1. [intr.] walk with a stiff, erect, and apparently arrogant or conceited gait: peacocks strut through the grounds. 2. [tr.] brace (something) with a strut or struts: the holes were close-boarded and strutted. PHRASES: strut one's stuff inf. dance or behave in a confident and expressive way.DERIVATIVES: strut·ter n. strut·ting·ly adv. ORIGIN: Old English strūtian ‘protrude stiffly,’ of Germanic origin. Current senses date from the late 16th cent.

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strut. Any member in compression that keeps two others apart. It is found, for example, in roof structures between a tie-beam and a collar. Types of strut include:king-strut: vertical timber set on a collar or tie-beam extending to the apex of a pitched roof (with a ridge-piece, -plate, or -purlin);queen-strut: one of two vertical members framed between a tie-beam and a collar;rafter-strut: as raking-strut but vertical;raking-strut: one of a pair of straight or curved members set at an angle on the tie-beam and framed into a principal rafter, often supporting a purlin.

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strut2 †bulge, swell; †protrude stiffly, stand out XIV; †flaunt, swagger; walk upright with stiff step XVI. unexpl. alt. of ME. stroute, repr. formally OE. strūtian ?be rigid, but a short vowel is seen in (M)HG. strotzen and in the Scand. langs.

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Strut

of junior executivesRuffner, 1983.

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strut1 bar to resist pressure in a framework. XVI. prob. f. next.