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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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  • Ranged along the wall, and jutting out, he saw four couches.

    When the Sleepers Woke Arthur Leo Zagat
  • See how the shore is marked out in every jutting point and cliff.

    The O'Donoghue Charles James Lever
  • His desk was a few feet away, right at the edge of the jutting floor.

    The 4-D Doodler Graph Waldeyer
  • An arrowweed thicket had struggled up from a jutting spar of rock.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
  • He got almost to it, when a wave caught him and hurled him on a jutting rock.

    An American Robinson Crusoe Samuel. B. Allison
British Dictionary definitions for jutting


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 jutting



"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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