- 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
Examples from the Web for jutting
His out-of-office message appeared to suggest that Jutting had planned to commit suicide, but he apparently changed his mind.Hong Kong’s High-Flying British Psycho Killer Suspect
Nico Hines, Tom Sykes
November 3, 2014
Her moment of truth arrived a year ago when she saw a picture of herself from Christmas in which her collarbone was jutting out.Orthorexia: When Healthy Eating Becomes an Obsession
October 25, 2014
There is none of the jutting out of decks and balconies, and feeling of exterior bulk that is so familiar to mega-yachts.The World's Most Beautiful Boat—Yours for Half a Billion Dollars
October 19, 2014
There were low-slung skirts, exposed midriffs and jutting hips, column dresses, and every kind of stripe you could imagine.Marc Jacobs' Spring Summer 2013 Show: Walk The Line
September 12, 2012
We go in single file, crunching through the leaves, dodging broken bottles and jutting rocks with our bare feet.Exercising Like a Caveman: A.J. Jacobs Gets Primal
April 10, 2012
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
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
- (intr often foll by out) to stick out or overhang beyond the surface or main part; protrude or project
- something that juts out
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.