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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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 jutted



"to strike, hit, push," 1540s, echoic. Related: Jutted; jutting.



"to protrude," mid-15c., corruption of obsolete jet (see jetty). Related: Jutted; jutting.

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