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noun Scot.
  1. violent quarreling.
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Origin of sturt

1325–75; Middle English; metathetic variant of strut1
Related formssturt·y, adjective
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Examples from the Web for sturt

Historical Examples

  • There was the name of Sturt that came first in the list of our old explorers.

    Explorations in Australia

    John Forrest

  • By 6th January the boat was ready and Sturt started on his memorable voyage.

    A Book of Discovery

    Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge

  • I was appointed clerk and treasurer, in the place of Mr. Sturt.

  • Captain Sturt, the great explorer, gives us a sample of the heat.

    Following the Equator, Complete

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • They had to work hard at their oars, Sturt taking his turn like the rest.

British Dictionary definitions for sturt


  1. Charles. 1795–1869, English explorer, who led three expeditions (1828–29; 1829; 1844–45) into the Australian interior, discovering the Darling River (1828)
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