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outthrust

[verb, adjective out-thruhst; noun out-thruhst]
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verb (used with or without object), out·thrust, out·thrust·ing.
  1. to thrust out or extend.
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adjective
  1. thrust or extended outward: a friendly, outthrust hand.
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noun
  1. something that thrusts or extends outward: an outthrust of the building.
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Origin of outthrust

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at out-, thrust
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Historical Examples

  • And through it all Buller gloomed unsmiling, with out-thrust underlip.

    The Coast of Chance

    Esther Chamberlain

  • But she made no reply save by her out-thrust hand which dived into the water.

  • He had an out-thrust underjaw with a small white beard on its prow.

  • But he grasped the out-thrust hand heartily and crushed it forgivingly.

    The Quickening

    Francis Lynde

  • The onrushing Venerian caught Parkinson's out-thrust fist in the pit of his stomach, and doubled up in pain.


Word Origin and History for out-thrust

adj.

1820, from out (adv.) + thrust (v.).

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