[verb, adjective out-thruhst; noun out-thruhst]

verb (used with or without object), out·thrust, out·thrust·ing.

to thrust out or extend.


thrust or extended outward: a friendly, outthrust hand.


something that thrusts or extends outward: an outthrust of the building.

Origin of outthrust

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at out-, thrust
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Word Origin and History for out-thrust

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

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