jetty

1
[ jet-ee ]
/ ˈdʒɛt i /

noun, plural jet·ties.

a pier or structure of stones, piles, or the like, projecting into the sea or other body of water to protect a harbor, deflect the current, etc.
a wharf or landing pier.
the piles or wooden structure protecting a pier.
Also jutty. an overhang, as of an upper story beyond a lower.

verb (used with object), jet·tied, jet·ty·ing.

to construct (part of a building) so that it projects beyond lower construction; jutty.

Origin of jetty

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1375–1425; late Middle English get(t)ey < Old French jetee, literally, something thrown out, a projection, noun use of jetee, feminine past participle of jeter to throw; see jet1

Definition for jetty (2 of 2)

jetty

2
[ jet-ee ]
/ ˈdʒɛt i /

adjective

made of jet.
resembling jet, especially in color; of a deep black.

Origin of jetty

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First recorded in 1475–85; jet2 + -y1

Related forms

jet·ti·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for jetty (1 of 2)

jetty

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/ (ˈdʒɛtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

a structure built from a shore out into the water to direct currents or protect a harbour
a landing pier; dock

Word Origin for jetty

C15: from Old French jetee projecting part, literally: something thrown out, from jeter to throw; see jet 1

British Dictionary definitions for jetty (2 of 2)

jetty

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/ (ˈdʒɛtɪ) /

adjective

of or resembling jet, esp in colour or polish

Derived Forms

jettiness, noun
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