jet-tier

jetty

2 [jet-ee]
adjective
1.
made of jet.
2.
resembling jet, especially in color; of a deep black.

Origin:
1475–85; jet2 + -y1

jettiness, noun
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jetty1 (ˈdʒɛtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
1.  a structure built from a shore out into the water to direct currents or protect a harbour
2.  a landing pier; dock
 
[C15: from Old French jetee projecting part, literally: something thrown out, from jeter to throw; see jet1]

jetty2 (ˈdʒɛtɪ)
 
adj
of or resembling jet, esp in colour or polish
 
'jettiness2
 
n

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jetty
1418, from O.Fr. jetee "a jetty, a projecting part of a building," from fem. pp. of jeter "to throw" (see jet (v.)). Notion is of a structure "thrown out" past what surrounds it.
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