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strunt

[struhnt, stroo nt] /strʌnt, strʊnt/
noun
1.
the fleshy part or stump of a tail, especially of a horse's tail.
verb (used with object)
2.
to cut short, especially to dock (the tail of a horse or sheep).
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; nasalized variant of strut2; compare Norwegian strunta to walk stiffly
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