- to extend beyond the main body or line; project; protrude (often followed by out): The narrow strip of land juts out into the bay.
- something that juts out; a projecting or protruding point.
Origin of jut
Related Words for jutpoke, impend, bulge, protuberate, lengthen, pop, elongate, project, protrude, pouch, overhang, beetle
Examples from the Web for jut
Contemporary Examples of jut
Over the past 35 years, there has been an average of jut under 20 incidents per year.Forget What You've Heard: Mass Shootings Aren't Rising. But They Probably Aren't Going Away
February 1, 2013
Historical Examples of jut
Nathalie sat in the jut of the room, her back to the row of windows.The Genius
Margaret Horton Potter
Cowdin, with a jut of jaw like a paving block, had bullied Croly for years.The Sin of Monsieur Pettipon
On the second time of rising thus, I saw myself close to the jut of rock.A Monk of Fife
We battled to a corner, where a jut of building stood out into the street.Greenmantle
We were sitting in a narrow balcony that seemed to jut out of a horn of the city's lovely crescent.A Voyage of Consolation
Sara Jeannette Duncan
- (intr often foll by out) to stick out or overhang beyond the surface or main part; protrude or project
- something that juts out
Word Origin for jut
Word Origin and History for jut
"to protrude," mid-15c., corruption of obsolete jet (see jetty). Related: Jutted; jutting.
"to strike, hit, push," 1540s, echoic. Related: Jutted; jutting.