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jetty1

[jet-ee] /ˈdʒɛt i/
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 of jetty1
late Middle English
1375-1425
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

jetty2

[jet-ee] /ˈdʒɛt i/
adjective
1.
made of jet.
2.
resembling jet, especially in color; of a deep black.
Origin
1475-85; jet2 + -y1
Related forms
jettiness, noun
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jetty1

/ˈdʒɛtɪ/
noun (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
Word Origin
C15: from Old French jetee projecting part, literally: something thrown out, from jeter to throw; see jet1

jetty2

/ˈdʒɛtɪ/
adjective
1.
of or resembling jet, esp in colour or polish
Derived Forms
jettiness, noun
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n.

early 15c., from Old French jetee "a jetty, a projecting part of a building," also "a throw," noun use of fem. past participle of jeter "to throw" (see jet (v.)). Notion is of a structure "thrown out" past what surrounds it.

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