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Definition of Strut

Strut

  1. To swell; to bulge out.
  2. To walk with a lofty, proud gait, and erect head; to walk with affected dignity.
  3. The act of strutting; a pompous step or walk.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. To hold apart. Cf. Strut, n., 3.
  7. Protuberant.

Strut Quotations

Real firmness is good for anything; strut is good for nothing.
Alexander Hamilton

Look around. Oil companies guzzle down the billions in profits. Billionaires pay a lower tax rate than their secretaries, and Wall Street CEOs, the same ones the direct our economy and destroyed millions of jobs still strut around Congress, no shame, demanding favors, and acting like we should thank them. Does anyone here have a problem with that?
Elizabeth Warren

From the gut comes the strut, and where hunger reigns, strength abstains.
Francois Rabelais

Although I am small, ugly and dirty, I am highly ambitious, and at the slightest flattery, I immediately start to strut like a turkey.
Italo Calvino

I like it when I strut.
Delta Burke
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Strut Translations

strut in German is stolzieren, verstreben, Strebebalken
strut in Spanish is pavoneo

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