strut

strut [strut]
vi.
strutted, strutting [ME strouten, to spread out, swell out < OE strutian, to stand rigid < IE * streu- < base * (s)ter-, stiff, rigid > STARE]
to walk in a vain, stiff, swaggering manner
vt.
1. to provide with a strut or brace
2. to make a display of; show off
n.
1. the act of strutting; vain, swaggering walk or gait
2. a brace fitted into a framework to stabilize the structure, esp. during periods of stress; specif., one for resisting pressure along the length
3. a device that combines a shock absorber and its mounting plates in one assembly, used in the suspension system of a motor vehicle
strutter
n.

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