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jut

[juht] /dʒʌt/
verb (used without object), jutted, jutting.
1.
to extend beyond the main body or line; project; protrude (often followed by out):
The narrow strip of land juts out into the bay.
noun
2.
something that juts out; a projecting or protruding point.
Origin of jut
1555-1565
First recorded in 1555-65; variant of jet1
Related forms
juttingly, adverb
outjut, verb (used with object), outjutted, outjutting.
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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

jut

/dʒʌt/
verb juts, jutting, jutted
1.
(intransitive) often foll by out. to stick out or overhang beyond the surface or main part; protrude or project
noun
2.
something that juts out
Derived Forms
jutting, adjective
Word Origin
C16: variant of jet1
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Word Origin and History for jut
v.1

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

v.2

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

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