Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
strouten, to swell; akin to G.
strozento be swelled, to be puffed up, to strut, Dan.
To swell; to bulge out.
The bellying canvas
struttedwith the gale.
To walk with a lofty, proud gait, and erect head; to walk with affected dignity.
Does he not hold up his head, . . . and
strutin his gait?
[For senses 2 & 3 cf. LG.
The act of strutting; a pompous step or walk.
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.
To hold apart. Cf.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To walk with a lofty proud gait and erect head; to walk with affected dignity.
Does he not hold up his head and strut in his gait?
2.To swell; to protuberate.
The bellying canvas strutted with the gale. [Not used.]