strut

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v strut to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others "He struts around like a rooster in a hen house"
    • n strut a proud stiff pompous gait
    • n strut brace consisting of a bar or rod used to resist longitudinal compression
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ON THE "TRAVELER." HOISTING A STRUT ON THE "TRAVELER." HOISTING A STRUT

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Strut (Engin) 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.
    • Strut (Arch) 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.
    • a Strut Protuberant.
    • Strut The act of strutting; a pompous step or walk.
    • v. t Strut To hold apart. Cf. Strut n., 3.
    • Strut To swell; to bulge out. "The bellying canvas strutted with the gale."
    • Strut To walk with a lofty, proud gait, and erect head; to walk with affected dignity. "Does he not hold up his head, . . . and strut in his gait?"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • strut To swell; protuberate; bulge or spread out.
    • strut To stand or walk stiffly with the tail erect and spread, as the peacock, the turkey, and various other birds. It is characteristic of the male in the breeding-season. See showing-off, 2, and cuts under peafowl and turkey.
    • strut To walk with a pompous gait and erect head, as from pride or affected dignity.
    • strut To cause to swell; enlarge; give more importance to.
    • strut To protrude; cause to bulge.
    • n strut A proud step or walk, with the head erect; affected dignity in walking.
    • n strut Stubbornness; obstinacy.
    • n strut Dispute; contention: strife.
    • strut Swelling out; protuberant; bulging.
    • n strut A brace or support for the reception of direct thrust, pressure, or weight in construction; any piece of wood or iron, or other member of a structure, designed to support a part or parts by pressure in the direction of its length, struts may be either upright, diagonal, or horizontal. The struts of a roof extend obliquely from a rafter to a king-post or queen-post. Diagonal struts are also used between joists, in gates, etc. Also called stretching-piece. See cuts under roof, queen-post, and floor.
    • strut To brace or support by a strut or struts, in construction of any kind; hold in place or strengthen by an upright, diagonal, or transverse support.
    • n strut A condition (described in the quotation) of a freshly cut tobacco-plant, resulting from exposure to rain.
    • n strut In iron ship-building, a cast-steel or forged-iron support under water on each side at the stern of a twin-screw vessel close to the propeller. The strut usually has two arms resembling a V turned sidewise. At the apex of the V is a hub which contains a bearing through which the propeller-shaft passes, immediately abaft of which is the screw-propeller. The inner ends of the arms of the strut are riveted to the outside plating, or pass through it and are secured to the framing in the interior of the vessel. Also called shaft-strut and shaft-bracket.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Strut strut to walk in a pompous manner: to walk with affected dignity
    • pr.p Strut strut′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. strut′ted
    • n Strut a proud step or walk: affectation of dignity in walking
    • n Strut strut a support for a rafter: an instrument for adjusting the plaits of a ruff
    • v.t Strut to brace
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Quotations

  • Alexander Hamilton
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    “Real firmness is good for anything; strut is good for nothing.”
  • William Shakespeare
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    “A walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. struten, strouten, to swell; akin to G. strozen, to be swelled, to be puffed up, to strut, Dan. strutte,

Usage

In literature:

Simply for vanity of being awake in such a sleepy company, I strutted conceitedly to and fro.
"Henry Brocken" by Walter J. de la Mare
He likes to strut around and talk big.
"The Adventures of Prickly Porky" by Thornton W. Burgess
Who struts the Randall of the walk?
"The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood" by Thomas Hood
They have a small red gill on each side of their heads, like ears, strutting out downwards; but the hens have none.
"A Voyage to New Holland" by William Dampier
His quietly derisive strut altogether fascinated me.
"How To Write Special Feature Articles" by Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
He climbed on it, and, squeezing himself between the struts, entered a second loft, similar to the first.
"Count Hannibal A Romance of the Court of France" by Stanley J. Weyman
Nose in air, he strutted in, and the door clanged behind him.
"The Day of Days" by Louis Joseph Vance
The majority of those who strut about at this very time, well!
"His Excellency the Minister" by Jules Claretie
He strutted round like a turkey-cock, and thought he ought to have his first say about everything that was going.
"Deephaven and Selected Stories & Sketches" by Sarah Orne Jewett
There we strutted up and down, all but poor little Fleta, who appeared to shrink at the display from intuitive modesty.
"Japhet, In Search Of A Father" by Frederick Marryat
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In poetry:

Golden the goodwife's butter,
Ruby her currant-wine;
Grand were the strutting turkeys,
Fat were the beeves and swine.
"Cobbler Keezar's Vision" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Condemned to toil were all the race;
But is it thus with all?
The gilded idler struts apace
Mid rank and pomp and ball.
"The Youthful Villager And The Hermit" by James Madison Bell
In the still, dark shade of the palace wall,
Where the peacocks strut,
Where the queen may have heard my madrigal,
Together we sat.
"El Manolo" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
— "I wish I had feathers, a fine sweeping gown,
And a delicate face, and could strut about Town!" —
"My dear — a raw country girl, such as you be,
Cannot quite expect that. You ain't ruined," said she.
"The Ruined Maid" by Thomas Hardy
Then moralled I: The sturdiest peak is Fame’s!
And there be many on its very height,
Who strut in pride and vaunt their empty claims,
While those poor human asses who delight
To place them there have unremembered names!
"Pike’s Peak" by Eugene Field
In vain our little hour we strut and fret,
And mouth our wretched parts as for a bet:
We cannot please the tragicaster Time.
To gain the crystal sphere, the silver dime,
Where Sympathy sits dimpling on us yet,
Let us be drunk!
"Let Us Be Drunk" by William Ernest Henley

In news:

The kit comes with tubular compression struts but this is the upgraded, boxed compression strut.
Using a strut compressor , the top hat was removed and the stock coil pulled from the original strut.
The university's top student artists strut their stuff at the annual Irwin exhibit.
Mutt Strut Halloween Parade in Bethlehem.
Peabody ducks strut their stuff at Page Robbins Adult Day Care.
Strut your way into autumn Special to the Sun.
Foxy Brown struts her stuff in exclusive photos for the New York Post.
The Texans gave their cheerleaders plenty of opportunities to strut - scoring.
Even though the number of strutting males observed during the spring sage grouse survey was up 15 percent from last year, the population remains well below management objectives.
Pooches strut their stuff in Havana .
Clothing and accessories strut their stuff at shops around the world.
Tupac Shakur rocked the Coachella music festival Sunday night, and videos of the late rapper strutting the stage like he never died have become a viral sensation.
Horses and their owners were strutting their stuff in Novelty, Mo.
LeapPad2, LeapFrog 's newest version of its award-winning kid's learning tablet, is strutting improvements to last year's model.
The Whitman County Humane Society hosted their annual Mutt Strut at Reaney Park in Pullman on Saturday.
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In science:

The cells of the Kelvin foam are uniformly shaped, fill space, and satisfy Plateau’s law of foam equilibrium (three faces meet at angles of 120o , and four struts join at 109.5o ).
Elastic moduli of model random three-dimensional closed-cell cellular solids
One finds, as expected, that there is a singularity between the particles representing a strut supporting them against their mutual gravitation.
Closed timelike curves in general relativity
They have masses m1 and m2 and they need a strut between them to counterbalance gravitation.
Closed timelike curves in general relativity
Observational data points from left to right: circles (Chae et al. 1998), X’s (Banerjee et al. 1998), gray region (Esser et al. 1999), stars (Armstrong and Woo 1981), struts (Canals et al. 2002), filled rectangles (Bavassano et al. 2000). (c) Energy density ratios de fined in the plot.
Coronal Heating versus Solar Wind Acceleration
The future ILD design can be either the “strut” or the “equivalent plate” design.
Development of a TPC for an ILC Detector
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