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[verb, adjective out-thruhst; noun out-thruhst] /verb, adjective ˌaʊtˈθrʌst; noun ˈaʊtˌθrʌst/
verb (used with or without object), outthrust, outthrusting.
to thrust out or extend.
thrust or extended outward:
a friendly, outthrust hand.
something that thrusts or extends outward:
an outthrust of the building.
Origin of outthrust
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at out-, thrust Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • And through it all Buller gloomed unsmiling, with out-thrust underlip.

    The Coast of Chance Esther Chamberlain
  • But she made no reply save by her out-thrust hand which dived into the water.

  • He had an out-thrust underjaw with a small white beard on its prow.

    Jimsy and the Monsters Walt Sheldon
  • But he grasped the out-thrust hand heartily and crushed it forgivingly.

    The Quickening Francis Lynde
  • The onrushing Venerian caught Parkinson's out-thrust fist in the pit of his stomach, and doubled up in pain.

  • There was 115 not a soul in sight but themselves when they turned the first out-thrust of the cliff.

    The Heart of Canyon Pass Thomas K. Holmes
  • I remember the out-thrust of his protruding underlip as he glared down at the wild pigs.

    Before Adam Jack London
  • For at the last moment she slipped to the wings, dropping the last swatch of lace to slide down one long, white, out-thrust leg.

    The Glory of Ippling Helen M. Urban
  • He stood bracing himself in that manner with out-thrust foot, shooting from the hip.

    Trail's End

    George W. Ogden
  • The two men watched—Benham breathless, wide-eyed; Corrigan with close-set lips and out-thrust chin.

    'Firebrand' Trevison Charles Alden Seltzer
Word Origin and History for out-thrust

1820, from out (adv.) + thrust (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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