- 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.
Origin of yurt
Examples from the Web for yurt
Contemporary Examples of yurt
Her route is well planned, yet somewhere—on the streets of Tehran, in a yurt in Turkmenistan—Lin-Liu loses her way.This Week’s Hot Reads: July 29, 2013
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Historical Examples of yurt
"We were rather surprised ourselves," Yurt said complacently.
Round the walls of the yurt were ranged one or two tables and chests of drawers.
Around the yurt gathered women and children, dogs and calves.
Why should it have, when I already knew Yurt so well—considered him, in fact, one of my closest friends?
Yurt, after two years of living with us, still couldn't understand why we found this confusing.
- 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
1784, ultimately from Russian yurta, from a Turkic language and originally meaning "home, dwelling."