Definition of yurt in English:

yurt

Syllabification: yurt
Pronunciation: /yərt
 
/

noun

A circular tent of felt or skins on a collapsible framework, used by nomads in Mongolia, Siberia, and Turkey.
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  • Her students will make use of the project's three on-site yurts.
  • He was greeted by dune buggies, which then took him across a lunar landscape for five hours to a collection of yurts, or Mongolian tents.
  • The movie team pitched their yurts about 1km away from the household.

Origin

from Russian yurta, via French or German from Turkic jurt.

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