- 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
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Examples from the Web for jutted
Onscreen, he shoved his jaw out, jutted his hips, and sneered at the camera.‘Tracing the Blue Light’: Read Chapter 1 of Eileen Cronin’s ‘Mermaid’
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Below me, a little to the right, Monaco jutted out into the purple sea.Masterpieces of Mystery
Here bold bluffs hundreds of feet high, jutted into the river.
From a rock that jutted right out into the sea he flung it in.The Crimson Fairy Book
It jutted up sheerly, and Jerry knew that he had no time to scale it.The Camp in the Snow
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He looked at the bare crags which jutted out from the rocks.The Later Cave-Men
Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
- (intr often foll by out) to stick out or overhang beyond the surface or main part; protrude or project
- something that juts out
C16: variant of jet 1
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Word Origin and History for jutted
"to strike, hit, push," 1540s, echoic. Related: Jutted; jutting.
"to protrude," mid-15c., corruption of obsolete jet (see jetty). Related: Jutted; jutting.
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