Definition of "yurt" []

  • A circular, domed, portable tent used by nomadic peoples of central Asia. (noun)
  • A circular tent consisting of a framework of poles covered with felt or skins, used by Mongolian and Turkic nomads of E and central Asia (noun)

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Use "yurt" in a sentence
  • "The word yurt is originally from the Turkic word meaning "dwelling place" in the sense of "homeland"; the term came to be used in reference to the physical tent-like structures only in other languages."
  • "Helped a commune of longhairs build a crazy house called a yurt."
  • "A big silver tricycle, a batch of Jester clothes and a large, tent-like dwelling called a yurt."