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[juht] /dʒʌt/
verb (used without object), jutted, jutting.
to extend beyond the main body or line; project; protrude (often followed by out):
The narrow strip of land juts out into the bay.
something that juts out; a projecting or protruding point.
Origin of jut
First recorded in 1555-65; variant of jet1
Related forms
juttingly, adverb
outjut, verb (used with object), outjutted, outjutting. Unabridged
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  • Nathalie sat in the jut of the room, her back to the row of windows.

    The Genius

    Margaret Horton Potter
  • Cowdin, with a jut of jaw like a paving block, had bullied Croly for years.

  • On the second time of rising thus, I saw myself close to the jut of rock.

    A Monk of Fife Andrew Lang
  • We battled to a corner, where a jut of building stood out into the street.

    Greenmantle John Buchan
  • We were sitting in a narrow balcony that seemed to jut out of a horn of the city's lovely crescent.

    A Voyage of Consolation Sara Jeannette Duncan
  • It is girdled round by savage cliffs, which, on the northern side, jut out in a bold headland to the water's edge.

    The Life of David Alexander Maclaren
  • They reached the entrance, and after ascending a few miles, came to anchor under a jut of wood that formed a bend in the river.

    Manuel Pereira F. C. Adams
  • Rocks, huge and picturesque, jut out into the stream, affording beautiful views of the river and the distant city.

  • The sun was tilting towards the west and shadows were beginning to jut out across the blazing sands.

    The Fortieth Door

    Mary Hastings Bradley
British Dictionary definitions for jut


verb juts, jutting, jutted
(intransitive) often foll by out. to stick out or overhang beyond the surface or main part; protrude or project
something that juts out
Derived Forms
jutting, adjective
Word Origin
C16: variant of jet1
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Word Origin and History for jut

"to protrude," mid-15c., corruption of obsolete jet (see jetty). Related: Jutted; jutting.


"to strike, hit, push," 1540s, echoic. Related: Jutted; jutting.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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