verb (used without object), jut·ted, jut·ting.

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

First recorded in 1555–65; variant of jet1
Related formsjut·ting·ly, adverbout·jut, verb (used with object), out·jut·ted, out·jut·ting.
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Contemporary Examples of jut

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.

  • On the second time of rising thus, I saw myself close to the jut of rock.

    A Monk of Fife

    Andrew Lang

  • We battled to a corner, where a jut of building stood out into the street.


    John Buchan

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for jut


verb juts, jutting or jutted

(intr often foll by out) to stick out or overhang beyond the surface or main part; protrude or project


something that juts out
Derived Formsjutting, adjective

Word Origin for jut

C16: variant of jet 1
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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.

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