yurt

[ yoort ]
/ yʊərt /

noun

a tentlike dwelling of the Mongol and Turkic peoples of central Asia, consisting of a cylindrical wall of poles in a lattice arrangement with a conical roof of poles, both covered by felt or skins.

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Origin of yurt

First recorded in 1885–90; from Russian yurt, from Turkic; compare Turkish yurt “home, fatherland,” with cognates meaning “abode, dwelling” in all branches of Turkic
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British Dictionary definitions for yurt

yurt
/ (jʊət) /

noun

a circular tent consisting of a framework of poles covered with felt or skins, used by Mongolian and Turkic nomads of E and central Asia

Word Origin for yurt

from Russian yurta, of Turkic origin; compare Turkish yurt abode, home
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