Definitions for yurtyʊərt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
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
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
A large, round semi-permanent tent with vertical walls and conical roof usually associated with Central Asia and Mongolia.