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outthrust

[verb, adjective out-thruhst; noun out-thruhst] /verb, adjective ˌaʊtˈθrʌst; noun ˈaʊtˌθrʌst/
verb (used with or without object), outthrust, outthrusting.
1.
to thrust out or extend.
adjective
2.
thrust or extended outward:
a friendly, outthrust hand.
noun
3.
something that thrusts or extends outward:
an outthrust of the building.
Origin of outthrust
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see out-, thrust
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  • He was looking at her, smiling as he rarely did, the firm line of his out-thrust lower lip relaxed good-humouredly.

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • And through it all Buller gloomed unsmiling, with out-thrust underlip.

    The Coast of Chance Esther Chamberlain
  • Carmena dragged herself wearily up over an out-thrust spur ridge.

    Bloom of Cactus Robert Ames Bennet
  • The onrushing Venerian caught Parkinson's out-thrust fist in the pit of his stomach, and doubled up in pain.

  • Only the dogged, out-thrust jaw remained the same as ever—obstinate and unconquerable.

    The Lamp of Fate Margaret Pedler
  • 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
  • He had an out-thrust underjaw with a small white beard on its prow.

    Jimsy and the Monsters Walt Sheldon
  • I remember the out-thrust of his protruding underlip as he glared down at the wild pigs.

    Before Adam Jack London
  • The two men watched—Benham breathless, wide-eyed; Corrigan with close-set lips and out-thrust chin.

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

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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