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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
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at out-, thrust
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  • Then with wide mouth and outthrust, curling tongue, uttered voice.

  • Tad obeyed, but his chin was outthrust and his eyes flashed.

    The Lost Wagon James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • "That settles it," he mused, with an outthrust of the pugnacious jaw.

    The Real Man Francis Lynde
  • He groped on ahead, came again to the outthrust knob and pressed by.

    Daughter of the Sun

    Jackson Gregory
  • Again they climbed, coming presently to a ledge smaller than the one below and hidden by an outthrust boulder.

    The Bells of San Juan

    Jackson Gregory
  • However, what lay beyond was completely hidden by an outthrust bank.

  • The outthrust of the lower part of his face was as sharp as that of a fox, and he really looked like a fox.

    Nan Sherwood at Pine Camp Annie Roe Carr
  • He seized Bart by the shoulder and Bart moved to throw him off, so that Ringg's outthrust claws raked only his forearm.

    The Colors of Space Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Now he clung to an outthrust spur of granite directly beneath the point at which Dhuva had disappeared.

    It Could Be Anything John Keith Laumer
  • His outthrust jaw bespoke a bulldog courage and determination.

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