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[juht] /dʒʌt/
verb (used without object), jutted, jutting.
to extend beyond the main body or line; project; protrude (often followed by out):
The narrow strip of land juts out into the bay.
something that juts out; a projecting or protruding point.
Origin of jut
1555-65; variant of jet1
Related forms
juttingly, adverb
outjut, verb (used with object), outjutted, outjutting. Unabridged
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  • Gibson told me that the Cubs were of different Colours one jut black and the other of a whiteish Colour-.

    The Journals of Lewis and Clark Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
  • Nathalie sat in the jut of the room, her back to the row of windows.

    The Genius Margaret Horton Potter
  • It is girdled round by savage cliffs, which, on the northern side, jut out in a bold headland to the water's edge.

    The Life of David Alexander Maclaren
  • Cowdin, with a jut of jaw like a paving block, had bullied Croly for years.

  • jutty, jut′i, n. a projecting part of a building: a pier, a jetty.

  • We battled to a corner, where a jut of building stood out into the street.

    Greenmantle John Buchan
  • Where this was, and what the jut were, however, are complex questions which will be noticed towards the end of the chapter.

    The Ethnology of Europe Robert Gordon Latham
  • Rocks, huge and picturesque, jut out into the stream, affording beautiful views of the river and the distant city.

  • We were sitting in a narrow balcony that seemed to jut out of a horn of the city's lovely crescent.

    A Voyage of Consolation Sara Jeannette Duncan
British Dictionary definitions for jut


verb juts, jutting, jutted
(intransitive) often foll by out. to stick out or overhang beyond the surface or main part; protrude or project
something that juts out
Derived Forms
jutting, adjective
Word Origin
C16: variant of jet1
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Word Origin and History for jut

"to protrude," mid-15c., corruption of obsolete jet (see jetty). Related: Jutted; jutting.

"to strike, hit, push," 1540s, echoic. Related: Jutted; jutting.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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