- to project.
- to thrust forward; cause to project.
Origin of protrude
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Examples from the Web for protruded
Winkleman puffed out his chest and protruded his great beard.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
He protruded from his pocket the butt of a pistol—newly purchased.Scaramouche
It was fully five feet long and protruded a foot out above his bed.The Harbor of Doubt
His waistcoat was low, and from it protruded the front of a fluted shirt.Tin-Types Taken in the Streets of New York
Lemuel Ely Quigg
From the side of his face there protruded a terrible moustache.The Wrong Woman
Charles D. Stewart
- to thrust or cause to thrust forwards or outwards
- to project or cause to project from or as if from a surface
Word Origin and History for protruded
1610s, "to thrust forward or onward, to drive along;" 1640s, "to cause to stick out," from Latin protrudere "thrust forward; push out," from pro- "forward" (see pro-) + trudere "to thrust" (see extrusion). Intransitive meaning "jut out, bulge forth" recorded from 1620s. Related: Protruded; protruding.
- To push or thrust outward.
- To jut out; project.