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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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Examples from the web for jutting
  • No sleek curtain wall smooths over their jutting bones.
  • Others resembled sea monsters with jutting pipes for necks.
  • Genius is a promontory jutting out into the infinite.
  • At one side, jutting into the lake, is a knoll with a group of trees sheltering a stag and doe.
  • Farther upstream there are dry docks, jutting out ominously into desert, where boats were once moored.
  • They are the ones over-reacting, with a mixture of chin-jutting solipsism and defeatism.
  • He climbed the back of the boulder, stepped high onto a jutting shelf, and scrambled up a steep slope into the darkness.
  • The town is set on a peninsula jutting into the lake, and the cypress tree-lined streets are largely devoid of cars and trucks.
  • Snap photographs of jutting rock ridges, expansive green farmland and river gorges on this winding trek.
  • The stage is fairly simple, with two levels and a short catwalk jutting out in the center.
British Dictionary definitions for jutting


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 jutting



"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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