Definitions for yurtyʊərt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

yurtyʊərt(n.)

  1. 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.

    Category: Architecture, Building Trades, Anthropology

Origin of yurt:

1885–90; < Russ < Turkic; cf. Turkish yurt home, fatherland

Princeton's WordNet

  1. yurt(noun)

    a circular domed dwelling that is portable and self-supporting; originally used by nomadic Mongol and Turkic people of central Asia but now used as inexpensive alternative or temporary housing

Wiktionary

  1. yurt(Noun)

    A large, round semi-permanent tent with vertical walls and conical roof usually associated with Central Asia and Mongolia.

Freebase

  1. Yurt

    A yurt is a portable, bent dwelling structure traditionally used by nomads in the steppes of Central Asia. The structure comprises a crown or compression wheel usually steam bent, supported by roof ribs which are bent down at the end where they meet the lattice wall. The top of the wall is prevented from spreading by means of a tension band which opposes the force of the roof ribs. The structure is usually covered by layers of fabric and sheep's wool felt for insulation and weatherproofing.

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