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outthrust

[ verb, adjective out-thruhst; noun out-thruhst ]
/ verb, adjective ˌaʊtˈθrʌst; noun ˈaʊtˌθrʌst /
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verb (used with or without object), out·thrust, out·thrust·ing.

to thrust out or extend.

adjective

thrust or extended outward: a friendly, outthrust hand.

noun

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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