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Meaning of strut

strut

Pronunciation: (strut), [key]
— v., n. strut•ted, strut•ting,
—v.i.
  1. to walk with a vain, pompous bearing, as with head erect and chest thrown out, as if expecting to impress observers.
—v.t.
  1. to dress, behave, perform, etc., one's best in order to impress others; show off.
—n.
  1. the act of strutting.
  2. a strutting walk or gait.

strut

Pronunciation: (strut), [key]
— n., v., strut•ted, strut•ting.
—n.
  1. any of various structural members, as in trusses, primarily intended to resist longitudinal compression. See diags. under
—v.t.
  1. to brace or support by means of a strut or struts.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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