• Strut Definition & Synonyms

  1. (a.) Protuberant.
  2. (v. t.) To hold apart. Cf. Strut, n., 3.
  3. (v. t.) To swell; to bulge out.
  4. (v. t.) To walk with a lofty, proud gait, and erect head; to walk with affected dignity.
  5. (n.) In general, any piece of a frame which resists thrust or pressure in the direction of its own length. See Brace, and Illust. of Frame, and Roof.
  6. (n.) The act of strutting; a pompous step or walk.
  7. (n.) Any part of a machine or structure, of which the principal function is to hold things apart; a brace subjected to compressive stress; -- the opposite of stay, and tie.

Cock, Prance, Ruffle, Swagger,

• Struthiones Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n. pl.) In a wider sense, an extensive group of birds including the ostriches, cassowaries, emus, moas, and allied birds incapable of flight. In this sense it is equivalent to Ratitae, or Dromaeognathae.
  2. (pl. ) of Struthio
  3. (n. pl.) A division, or order, of birds, including only the African ostriches.

• Strutting Definition & Synonyms

  1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Strut
  2. () a. & n. from Strut, v.