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jetty

1 [jet-ee]
noun, plural jetties.
1.
a pier or structure of stones, piles, or the like, projecting into the sea or other body of water to protect a harbor, deflect the current, etc.
2.
a wharf or landing pier.
3.
the piles or wooden structure protecting a pier.
4.
Also, jutty. an overhang, as of an upper story beyond a lower.
verb (used with object), jettied, jettying.
5.
to construct (part of a building) so that it projects beyond lower construction; jutty.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English get(t)ey < Old French jetee, literally, something thrown out, a projection, noun use of jetee, feminine past participle of jeter to throw; see jet1

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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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