Dictionary.com

jetty

1
[ jet-ee ]
/ ˈdʒɛt i /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: jetty / jettier / jettiest on Thesaurus.com

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.

QUIZZES

THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

Origin of jetty

1
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)

jetty2
[ jet-ee ]
/ ˈdʒɛt i /

adjective

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

Origin of jetty

2
First recorded in 1475–85; jet2 + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM jetty

jet·ti·ness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for jetty

British Dictionary definitions for jetty (1 of 2)

jetty1
/ (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)

jetty2
/ (ˈdʒɛtɪ) /

adjective

of or resembling jet, esp in colour or polish

Derived forms of jetty

jettiness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Book Your Online Tutor Now