[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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Examples from the Web for outthrust

Historical Examples of outthrust

  • Then with wide mouth and outthrust, curling tongue, uttered voice.

  • Tad obeyed, but his chin was outthrust and his eyes flashed.

    The Lost Wagon

    James Arthur Kjelgaard

  • "That settles it," he mused, with an outthrust of the pugnacious jaw.

    The Real Man

    Francis Lynde

  • He groped on ahead, came again to the outthrust knob and pressed by.

    Daughter of the Sun

    Jackson Gregory

  • Again they climbed, coming presently to a ledge smaller than the one below and hidden by an outthrust boulder.

    The Bells of San Juan

    Jackson Gregory