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verb (used without object), jut·ted, jut·ting.
  1. to extend beyond the main body or line; project; protrude (often followed by out): The narrow strip of land juts out into the bay.
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  1. something that juts out; a projecting or protruding point.
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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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Related Words for jutting

protruding, salient, protuberance, saliency, salience, bulbous, protuberant, protuberancy

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Contemporary Examples of jutting

Historical Examples of jutting

  • Ranged along the wall, and jutting out, he saw four couches.

    When the Sleepers Woke

    Arthur Leo Zagat

  • See how the shore is marked out in every jutting point and cliff.

    The O'Donoghue

    Charles James Lever

  • His desk was a few feet away, right at the edge of the jutting floor.

    The 4-D Doodler

    Graph Waldeyer

  • An arrowweed thicket had struggled up from a jutting spar of rock.

    Oh, You Tex!

    William Macleod Raine

  • He got almost to it, when a wave caught him and hurled him on a jutting rock.

    An American Robinson Crusoe

    Samuel. B. Allison

British Dictionary definitions for jutting


verb juts, jutting or jutted
  1. (intr often foll by out) to stick out or overhang beyond the surface or main part; protrude or project
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  1. something that juts out
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Derived Formsjutting, adjective

Word Origin for jut

C16: variant of jet 1
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Word Origin and History for jutting



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

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

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