to walk with a vain, pompous bearing, as with head erect and chest thrown out, as if expecting to impress observers.
the act of strutting.
a strutting walk or gait.
Idioms about strut
strut one's stuff, to dress, behave, perform, etc., one's best in order to impress others; show off.
- strutter, noun
Other definitions for strut (2 of 2)
any of various structural members, as in trusses, primarily intended to resist longitudinal compression.
to brace or support by means of a strut or struts.
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How to use strut in a sentence
The researchers focused on truss structures—those crisscross arrays of diagonal struts used in everything from antenna towers to support beams.
Despite the strut, the band considered the output a cheap replica of themselves.Darkside returns to lay claim to the title of best psychedelic rock band in the world | Jeff Weiss | July 23, 2021 | Washington Post
The anthemic chorus is infused with a snappy energy, one that compels the listener to transform any leisurely stroll into an imagined runway strut when the rap verses beginning with “I’m on the next level” start to play.
The four metal rings that surrounded Smith’s lower leg were cut in half and welded into the shape of a football and the triangular base of the trophy, and the original struts and connecting rods were reconfigured into the stem.Meet the artist who rebuilt Alex Smith’s old leg brace into a Lombardi Trophy | Nicki Jhabvala | January 6, 2021 | Washington Post
The solid metal frame and triangle strut ensure the stability, letting you enjoy your work or study on this table.Narrow desks that can turn any corner into a comfortable workspace | PopSci Commerce Team | October 13, 2020 | Popular-Science
The Oscars, the Emmies, whatever, the pre-show style strut became a kind of catwalk of the stars.
The soldier launches into a comical strut and pretends to polish his guard box with his knuckles.Hunt To Identify Pirouetting 'Bearskin' Guardsman Who Shamed Army | Tom Sykes | September 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Johnny climbs out of the plane, locks his hands around the wheel strut.
Her curves found a way to strut through baggy denim in Nights in Rodanthe.
Her skintight sparkly black dress did not look too easy to strut down the catwalk in.
Children, in brilliant night robes, run to the verandas to see the early sun; cocks strut in pigmy gardens.The Dragon Painter | Mary McNeil Fenollosa
It had to do with squared shoulders, the lift of the head, a strut, a proud and contemptuous glance.The Cruise of the Shining Light | Norman Duncan
It appealed to their sense of humor to have the gall to strut right out in front of us and try to put over a swindle.Greylorn | John Keith Laumer
My father is Irish, and if you want to see him get up and strut give him a teeny opening to enlarge on his race.Freckles | Gene Stratton-Porter
Send all these noble lords of yesterday to sleep in their beds of down, to strut about in their castles.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte | William Milligan Sloane
British Dictionary definitions for strut
(intr) to walk in a pompous manner; swagger
(tr) to support or provide with struts
strut one's stuff informal to behave or perform in a proud and confident manner; show off
a structural member used mainly in compression, esp as part of a framework
an affected, proud, or stiff walk
- strutter, noun
- strutting, adjective
- struttingly, adverb
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