noun, plural jet·ties.
verb (used with object), jet·tied, jet·ty·ing.
Origin of jetty1
Definition for jetty (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for jetty
The Daily Pic: Robert Smithson found spirals before his "Jetty".
When the waves reached their violent peak, a BUD/S instructor standing on top of the jetty would signal with his flashlight.
From these homes one can see the lighthouse, the jetty, some small islands, but nothing more.
He walked briskly along the side of the lake to the Molard jetty, where he found a mouette in act to start for the other side.Mystery at Geneva|Rose Macaulay
A jetty and storehouse, where goods are landed and kept dry, have recently been provided just below Poolewe church.Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire|John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot
I followed the jetty (a sort of wooden dam), and found myself at length entirely alone.Tour in England, Ireland, and France, in the years 1826, 1827, 1828 and 1829.|Hermann Pckler-Muskau
And he made up his mind to go and sit on the jetty as he had done that other night.The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume VIII.|Guy de Maupassant
"Come quickly, sir; we must catch the ebb-tide," cried a sailor, pushing me along towards the jetty as he spoke.Tales Of The Trains|Charles James Lever
British Dictionary definitions for jetty (1 of 2)
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for jetty
British Dictionary definitions for jetty (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for jetty
early 15c., from Old French jetee "a jetty, a projecting part of a building," also "a throw," noun use of fem. past participle of jeter "to throw" (see jet (v.)). Notion is of a structure "thrown out" past what surrounds it.