verb (used without object), pro·trud·ed, pro·trud·ing.
verb (used with object), pro·trud·ed, pro·trud·ing.
Origin of protrude
Synonyms for protrude
Related Words for protrudedbulge, poke, distend, extrude, extend, point, pout, swell, pop, project, start, jut, obtrude, pouch, overhang, beetle
Examples from the Web for protruded
Historical Examples of protruded
Winkleman puffed out his chest and protruded his great beard.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
He protruded from his pocket the butt of a pistol—newly purchased.Scaramouche
It was fully five feet long and protruded a foot out above his bed.The Harbor of Doubt
His waistcoat was low, and from it protruded the front of a fluted shirt.Tin-Types Taken in the Streets of New York
Lemuel Ely Quigg
From the side of his face there protruded a terrible moustache.The Wrong Woman
Charles D. Stewart
Word Origin for protrude
1610s, "to thrust forward or onward, to drive along;" 1640s, "to cause to stick out," from Latin protrudere "thrust forward; push out," from pro- "forward" (see pro-) + trudere "to thrust" (see extrusion). Intransitive meaning "jut out, bulge forth" recorded from 1620s. Related: Protruded; protruding.