strut

Part of speech: verb

To walk with pompous gait.

Part of speech: noun

A proud or pompous step.

Part of speech: noun

A compression- member in a framework, keeping two others apart.

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Usage examples "strut":

  1. It appealed to their sense of humor to have the gall to strut right out in front of us and try to put over a swindle. - "Greylorn", John Keith Laumer.
  2. Motley- clad folk in Spanish garb Strut past and salute each other. - "Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine", Heinrich Heine.
  3. You can tell how chesty he feels, just by his strut. - "Torchy", Sewell Ford.