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strunt

[struhnt, stroo nt]Scot. and North England
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noun
  1. the fleshy part or stump of a tail, especially of a horse's tail.
verb (used with object)
  1. to cut short, especially to dock (the tail of a horse or sheep).

Origin of strunt

1600–10; nasalized variant of strut2; compare Norwegian strunta to walk stiffly
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