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Definition of 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

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

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

I didn't want to be short. I've tried to pretend that being a short guy didn't matter. I tried to make up for being short by affecting a strut, by adopting the voice of a much bigger man, by spending more money than I made, by tipping double or triple at bars and restaurants, by dating tall, beautiful women.
Mickey Rooney

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

Writers are socially observant. We find people endlessly fascinating, and real life is mysterious. Sometimes it's hard to stop staring at the strut and squawk of my fellow man. They can be quite inspiring. Sometimes it's hard to stop talking to them to see what in the world they're thinking.
Julianna Baggott
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Strut Translations

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