[ 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.

  1. thrust or extended outward: a friendly, outthrust hand.

  1. 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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How to use outthrust in a sentence

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

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

    The Quickening | Francis Lynde
  • Then came a feint at Dreer's body, a lowering of his guard and a quick out-thrust of Amy's left fist.

    Left Tackle Thayer | Ralph Henry Barbour
  • He was looking at her, smiling as he rarely did, the firm line of his out-thrust lower lip relaxed good-humouredly.

    The Octopus | Frank Norris
  • Like cymbals, the leaves clashed around this armament of power with its thousand spears out-thrust in all directions.

    The Strollers | Frederic S. Isham